Parade of military vehicles and personnel set to roll into Nhill for inaugural event

AIRCRAFT: The Wirraway 722 has been restored from a pile of junk, and will be on display at the Military Vehicles Rendezvous.
AIRCRAFT: The Wirraway 722 has been restored from a pile of junk, and will be on display at the Military Vehicles Rendezvous.

The Nhill aerodrome will be abuzz with the rumble of military vehicles attending the town’s first Military Vehicle Rendezvous on Saturday, June 3. 

Event coordinator John Deckert said attendees could expect military history displays, RAAF Air Cadet marches and planes flying overhead.

“Just over 70 years ago this would have been a familiar scene at the aerodrome when it was a RAAF Training Base,” he said.

“Within three months of the location being chosen in 1941, accommodation and hangars were built and ready for training those who went overseas with the allied forces during World War II.”

Hosted by the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre the event will feature military re-enactment groups and vehicles, Tiger Moth joy flights over the town or Cessna flights over the WWII Bombing Range in the Little Desert.

Gates open at 9am with entry at $15 for adults, $10 for concession card holders and free for children.

Contact John Deckert on 0437 351 753 for more.