WWII Plane Crash Memorial - Track Restoration Mt Torbreck

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Unread post by Neat 60 » December 19th, 2015, 9:08 am

*Not sure if anyone on here is following this anymore but for google search purposes ill keep it going.*

Months ago I put in a request to the RAAF to attend the commemoration service next year and I've recently received written confirmation that they will be in attendance. Not only will a RAAF representative be at the memorial site at the service, there will also be a flyover directly over the memorial site by a RAAF Pilatus PC9 (same type of aircraft the RAAF Roulettes use)

I am sure you will all agree that this is fantastic support from the RAAF and an honour that the crew of A4-4 deserve after paying the ultimate sacrifice for serving their country.

The 75th anniversary and memorial re-opening dedicated to the crew of Avro Anson A4-4 is an event not to be missed!

Hope to see you there.
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Unread post by Peter Aawen » December 19th, 2015, 9:22 am

There are still people following! ;)

Great work! :thumb: That's some real success on your behalf (& those of your dedicated team) & recognition of the amazing amount of work you've all done to get it all to this stage and to swing that sort of support from the RAAF - altho as you mentioned, it is also only deserved recognition of the sacrifice made by the Avro crew (& their families & loved ones) in the service & growth of our country.

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Unread post by pickle » December 20th, 2015, 7:08 am

Peter Aawen wrote:There are still people following! ;)

Great work! :thumb: That's some real success on your behalf (& those of your dedicated team) & recognition of the amazing amount of work you've all done to get it all to this stage and to swing that sort of support from the RAAF - altho as you mentioned, it is also only deserved recognition of the sacrifice made by the Avro crew (& their families & loved ones) in the service & growth of our country.

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Well said Peter and fantastic work Neat 60.
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Unread post by Neat 60 » January 20th, 2016, 3:38 am

Just putting it out there again. This Saturday 23rd is the 75th anniversary that the plane and crew were found and the official re-launch of the memorial and the access track to it. Details are in the above flyer and various other posts in this thread.

The day is shaping up to be a BIG event so Its not too late to plan a day trip to Mt Torbreck as its only just under two hours drive from Melbourne CBD.

Might see you there!

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Unread post by nilla60 » January 22nd, 2016, 6:40 pm

That would be a good trip from Melbourne. Alas, we have plans already and I have to work on Monday.

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Unread post by pickle » January 28th, 2016, 5:56 pm

Looks like a good turn out. A job well done mate!
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Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 28th, 2016, 6:09 pm

Congratulations for a job well done & some richly deserved recognition :thumb:
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Unread post by blutoy » January 29th, 2016, 10:25 am

absolutely, fan"bloody"tastic, Anthony,
have been way too busy at work, otherwise i was going to come, saw the channel 7 coverage of the event and was real happy it was a great turn out, you guy's deserve some sort of recognition for all the work you have done up there.
maybe next years Australia day awards, Anthony Dykes AO, has a nice ring to it, but i know that you didn't do it for the accolades, you did it for the right reasons.

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Unread post by Neat 60 » February 1st, 2016, 12:47 pm

Thanks guys.

You're 100% right Blu, I (we) never set out to do this to receive any type of accolades. The greatest recognition we have and ever could possibly receive is knowing that we made a difference to the lives of those family members who lost their loved ones all those years ago.
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Unread post by Neat 60 » February 2nd, 2016, 4:06 pm

eSpalsh article in the link below

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Unread post by pickle » February 3rd, 2016, 4:10 pm

The sky above the Memorial from where lost airmen peek down upon our efforts and smile in gratitude for not being forgotten
Pretty much sums it up. Thanks again Anthony :thumb:
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Unread post by Neat 60 » February 3rd, 2016, 5:54 pm

Thanks Pickle.

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Unread post by BigDutchy » March 17th, 2016, 6:19 pm

For some reason I have never given this thread much time. Fortunately I ended up reading this whole thread this morning.
What an awesome story.

Thanks Anthony. This is just a great job. I hope to visit this site one day.

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Unread post by Neat 60 » March 18th, 2016, 9:10 am

Thanks BD.

I've read somewhere that you are planning on a High Country Trip this year? If the Mt Buller/Howqua/Jamieson area is on your itinerary - Mt Torbreck is just a short day trip away :thumb:

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