Museum of Australian Army Flying

9 June - 10 July 2011

Come and see the Museum of Australian Army Flying display at Cobb+Co Museum.

A highlight of the display is the story of a young French orphan smuggled into Australia at the end of World War I is one of the highlights of a unique display.

Henri became the mascot of an Australian squadron during World War I and was smuggled out of France and into Australia at the end of the war by members of an aviation unit.

Another interesting object is a cricket bat which was the trophy for a cricket competition between the Australian and New Zealand members of one army aviation unit. The Australians never won but stole the bat on the breakup of the unit

The display runs until 10 July and includes memorabilia collected by Australian aviators from World War I to today.

It is part of Cobb+Co Museum’s Heritage Treasures project which is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Toowoomba Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

Event Details

Dates
09 June 2011 - 10 July 2011