School Battle

Wearing the same single [light] color paint scheme as K9411, this Battle image is from the Zara Clark Museum in Charters Towers (via Graham Aspinall).

In North Queensland in the late-1970s it seemed that there were precious few people interested in aviation heritage, or at least that’s how it appeared to this [then] teenage university student. Those few did manage nonetheless to find each other and spend long hours together exchanging tidbits concerning the region’s rich aeronautical heritage. As the youngest of this unlikely gathering I had the most to learn, and the least to offer. And so I hung off every word they uttered, scribbling down both fact and rumour. Continue reading “School Battle”