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