Australian War Memorial: Avro Lancaster “G for George”

The centrepiece of the Striking by Night exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra is the multimedia sound and light show which re-creates a night bombing operation over Berlin in December 1943 featuring the beautifully restored World War Two era Avro Lancaster Mk.I bomber with the call sign “G for George“. This bomber (serial number W4783) was constructed by… Read More Australian War Memorial: Avro Lancaster “G for George”

“Battling Ray Parer” & the 1919 England to Australia Air Race

Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith with their mechanics Jim Bennett and Wally Shiers famously won the first England to Australia Air Race in 1919. They completed this record-breaking flight in 27 days and 20 hours to become the first men to ever complete such a flight and claim the £10,000 prize offered by the Australian Government… Read More “Battling Ray Parer” & the 1919 England to Australia Air Race