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TAFE students getting hands-on with historic RAAF aircraft

TAFE NSW students have been getting hands-on learning, restoring a 1943 Catalina aircraft, synonymous with the region during World War 2.

Anzac Day – it’s what made Australia a nation, Peggy says

Peggy Harman was just 20 years old when she enlisted in the RAAF. It was January 1942 and the former Maitland Girls' High School student from Muswellbrook walked straight into national service. Her father...

‘We’ve come a long way’, RAAF marks 100 years

When Wendy Horder first joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1979 it was like opening the door on a man’s world. Assigned to a communications tower at Victoria’s RAAF Williams Laverton...

Newcastle Airport hopes upgrade will take-off

Newcastle Airport Chief Executive Peter Cock says he is confident regional tourism will take-off next year thanks to a budget hint earlier this week. Despite the lack of specific funding announced for the...

Catalina group hoping for “light at the end of the tunnel”

After more than 16,000 hours spent tirelessly restoring a 1943-built flying boat, Bill Anderson and his team are hoping ‘Our Girl’ will soon find a home amongst the history books once more. The...

Generous Bert calls it a day

Bert Caddies derives pure joy from giving to others, so much so the 97-year-old has made volunteering his full-time occupation of late. Last week, however, the Meals on Wheels volunteer gave up his...
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