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Return of the Catalina


Shrine of Remembrance
Birdwood Avenue 3004 Melbourne Australia
In 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese and with it, the vital air route that delivered top secret communications between Britain and Australia. A group of aviators from Australia re-established the route flying unarmed PBY Catalina flying boats for up to 32 hours across enemy territory. In order to recognise these unsung heroes, a museum in Outback Australia devised an ambitious plan – to restore a seventy year old Catalina flying boat and fly 18,000km across the world, from Spain to Longreach. Join us on this journey of hardship and perseverance, in memory of a few brave men forgotten to history.

Date: Thursday 16 June, 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
Location: Auditorium, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: FREE, donations encouraged to support the Shrine Education Programs
Bookings essential: www.shrine.org.au/bookings