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F-111 put together for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Museum

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The F-111 has landed at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

Well the last of the F-111’s has arrived at Evans Head.  Six were given on permanent loan to Museums around Australia with Evans Head being the lucky recipient for one of them. Now to put it all together. A8-147 was … Continue reading

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F-111 Wings Arrive at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

It was an exciting morning with the wings for the F-111 A8-147 arriving at the State Heritage Listed Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. Quite a number of onlookers were on hand to watch the large semi with boxed wings on board … Continue reading

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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 Head Memorial Aerodrome Hangar Owners Vindicated

The owners of two long term hangars on the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome (see picture above) were vindicated today in the Supreme Court in Sydney when they won their battle to keep the caveats they had in place to protect … 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: Aerodrome Housing Development Defaces Dedicated War Memorial

In 2000 the Woodburn Evans Head Sub-branch of the RSL told Richmond Valley Council in no uncertain terms that plans to develop housing on the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome were tantamount to “defacing a dedicated war memorial” (see article below … Continue reading

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Stop Press: Octogenarian Aviator Returns from WA

Veteran Pilot Ron Fisher has returned to Evans Head after his long flight delivering  the plane he built to WA (see story 4 Feb 2012).

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