Established on the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School site, which operated from 1941 to 1946, the Temora Aviation Museum houses a collection of many historic ex-military aircraft from the World War II era to the Vietnam War era.
At its peak the school had 97 de Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft used to train some 2,400 pilots and involved 10,000 personnel in the day to day operation and maintenance of the facility.
Today the museum has a wonderful collection of aircraft and memorabilia on display and most of the aircraft are regularly flown on exhibition days.
These aircraft were having their final checks before the air display this weekend.
Unfortunately the coloured lights in the hanger made it very hard to photograph the displays.
From Temora we travelled via Junee on our way to Wagga Wagga.
We had hoped to see the railway museum in Junee but unfortunately it was closed at the time……but the Licorice and Chocolate Factory welcomed us. Very yummy!
Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city and the next stop on our journey.
When we were in Italy last year we visited many churches and cathedrals so for our friends in Italy I thought I would show you this sandstone Gothic styled Cathedral of St Michael’s in Wagga Wagga. This first stage commenced in 1885 and the second stage was completed in 1925. The tower bell was cast in Dublin and the original alter is Carrara marble from Italy.
And there were other reminders as well.
There are many well preserved historical building in the city and the parks and gardens are lovely.
We are leaving Waggga Wagga tomorrow to go to the Henty Field Days – which I think is the largest in Australia.