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F-111 put together for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Museum

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ANZAC Day Evans Head 2013

The Dawn Service for ANZAC Day at Evans Head was well attended by the local community including local schools and emergency services with the support of serving personnel from the RAAF led by Flt/Lt Jason van Rysbergen. Two World War … Continue reading

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Historic Bellman Hangar at Evans Head Undergoes Refit for F-111

More than 5,500 personnel trained at No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School and No. 1 Air Observers School at Evans Head during World War II under the Empire Air Training Scheme.  17 Bellman Hangars were built at the time to … Continue reading

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Council Explains RSL LifeCare Withdrawal Decision?

Richmond Valley’s General Manager claims to be making  “all residents” aware about “the reality” of the RSL LifeCare withdrawal of its retirement village proposal from the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. But this does not appear to be the case as … Continue reading

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Evans Developer Speaks On Behalf of Council?

Cr Robert Hayes has published the letter shown above in the Rivertown Times and Express Examiner urging the broader community, as their elected representative, to let Dr Gates, President of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee, “know how disappointed they … Continue reading

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RSL LifeCare Pulls Plug on Aerodrome Retirement Village

Editor: Media Release from Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee RSL LifeCare Pulls Plug on Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Retirement Village Development. The Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee learned (27/2) yesterday that RSL LifeCare, the proponent for a retirement village development … Continue reading

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Intrepid Octogenarian Aviator Flies to WA in Self-Built Aircraft

Aviation veteran and former RAAF and QANTAS pilot Ron Fisher of Evans Head arrived yesterday in West Australia following a long flight from Evans Head.

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Historic Hangar Damaged By Fierce Thunderstorm

The one remaining Bellman Hangar at the State Heritage Listed Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome was damaged during a fierce thunderstorm last Saturday night 17 November. A temporary replacement door panel on the north side of the hangar was blown  100 … Continue reading

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