Aerodrome memorial call

The formation of the No1 Bombing and Gunnery School at the Evans Head Aerodrome is announced in Brisbane's The Courier-Mail newspaper on September 28, 1940. Photo Contributed
The formation of the No1 Bombing and Gunnery School at the Evans Head Aerodrome is announced in Brisbane's The Courier-Mail newspaper on September 28, 1940. Photo Contributed Contributed

THE Evans Head Aerodrome is the ideal place for a public memorial to Bomber Command in Australia for the Australians who served in it, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee president Richard Gates believes.

No.1 Bomber and Gunnery School at Evans Head was the beginning of the Empire Air Training Scheme, so many of those who graduated from Evans Head went to Bomber Command where they joined RAF squadrons to fill in gaps left by lost crew, rather than joining RAAF squadrons, Dr Gates said.

"Bomber Command had high mortality rates of approximately 50%, which explains the high casualty rate of those who trained at Evans Head where more than 1000 personnel were lost, representing one-fifth of all RAAF losses during WWII," Dr Gates said. "The Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee and the Evans Head Living Museum are working to gain that recognition through National Listing of the aerodrome.



Local Real Estate

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily



Around the Network

Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Taurus

If you get caught up in the minute detail, you’ll miss the big picture today. Once again, money is the focus, so keep your attention on...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save