The Eurobodalla and Far Coast National Servicemen’s Association has again successfully negotiated with the Defence Ceremonial Support Department to perform a flypast over NSW South Coast towns in support of local Anzac Day marches and ceremonies.
2 Bell 429's will be flown to achieve this. One aircraft will be doing Batemans Bay and Moruya whilst the other one will be doing Tuross, Narooma, Bermagui and Bega Tuross 10:50, Batemans Bay 10:53, Moruya 10:59 and Narooma 11:00, Bermagui 11:10 and Bega 11:17 on Tuesday April 25th
Peter Wilson, Eurobodalla and Far South Coast president states “This follows the successful flyover of a RAAF C130 Hercules aircraft during the 1915 Anzac Centenary parades. We also welcomed the involvement and support of the Royal Australian Navy with a helicopter flyover last year and their further involvement this year in helping us remember the sacrifice the Anzacs made,”
The 723 Squadron was first formed in 1952 and has served operationally during the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and East Timor. It currently operates as a helicopter training squadron and is based at Nowra, NSW
The Moruya Aero Club is also continuing their Anzac Day activities with five of their aircraft flying over the Batemans Bay and Moruya districts with their aircraft in a Southern Cross formation during the morning parades and assemblies.
L to R: Moruya Aero Club members Bill Stott, club president Dave Lipscombe, pilot instructor Dave Fardell with pilots Glenn Fulop and Mark Boller. Their coordinator Bill Stott says “The club has been doing this for a number of years and we appreciate the contribution the pilots have made with their time and their own aircraft towards the importance of this day.”