March 17th 1963 - "Queen arrives at Kununurra airstrip in private plane"
to the Queen is WA Premier David Brand with Price Phillip and Mrs Brand
behind. The RAAF fire tenders in the background and the Queen's car
were flown in for the occasion on an RAAF transport plane.]
A recent archive sent by Melbourne visitor, David Rees, after seeing
the "A20-62 Wirraway - Challenge Display at the KHS Museum earlier in
July 2011, is an original 1986 publication commemorating 50 years of the
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Factory at Fisherman's Bend in
Melbourne. David worked at the CAC Wirraway factory, where the Wirraways
were assembled and tested.
On page 22 of the Booklet (32 pages - original) 1986 CAC 50th Anniversary
[Hawker de Havilland Victoria Ltd.] - A picture of one of these RAAF
fire tenders that were made at the CAC factory for the RAAF. Two of
these were flown up for the 1963 Royal Tour.
KHS - Kevin Richards (KRS Entomologist) Family Collection
4. Royal Tour - Richards Categories
KHS Digital Archive Number: KHS-2011-31-120-2.45-P2-D
Digitised and documented by KHS Volunteers with the assistance of a grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley