Mayor Jack Dempsey has welcomed confirmation from Defence that RAAF aircraft will flyover several Anzac Day services in the Bundaberg Region on Thursday.
Mayor Dempsey wrote to the Department earlier this year seeking official RAAF involvement with local ceremonies.
“Anzac Day is a significant occasion which honours the sacrifice others have made so we all enjoy a wonderful lifestyle today,” he said.
“The Bundaberg Region has a proud history of military service and I’m pleased to see this recognised by Defence.”
The aircraft will be a FA-18F Super Hornet over South Kolan and Burnett Heads. A C-17 Globemaster will be deployed at the other commemorations.
RAAF Anzac Day flyover details
- South Kolan: 6.19am
- Bundaberg: 8.55am
- Childers: 10am
- Woodgate Beach: 10.08am
- Elliott Heads: 11.25am
- Moore Park Beach: 11.39am
- Burnett Heads: 2.50pm
UPDATE (9.15am Wednesday): Defence advised the Gin Gin flyover will no longer occur.
These times may change without notice, subject to operational requirements.
Unfortunately, a proposed Mustang flyover won’t be proceeding due to mechanical issues with the aircraft.
According to the RAAF, Australia has 24 FA-18F Super Hornets based at Amberley near Ipswich. They can reach speeds of 1960kmh.
The C-17 Globemaster III provides the Air Force with an unprecedented capacity for strategic airlift. It enables Australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.
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It was a little disappointing that there was no sign of the flyover for the Moore Park Beach service today.
I assume it was due to low cloud cover.
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