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Temora Aviation Museum
Temora Aviation Museum

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Temora Aviation Museum provides a tribute to the men and women who served at Temora during World War Two.

Temora was home to the No.10 Elementary Flying Training School (10 EFTS) set up by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in May 1941. No 10 EFTS was the largest and longest lived of the flying schools established under the Empire Air Training Scheme during World War Two (WWII).

Throughout WWII more than 10,000 personnel were involved at the school with upwards of 2,400 pilots being trained. At its peak the unit contained a total of 97 de Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft. Four satellite airfields were set up around the Temora district to cope with the demand to train RAAF pilots. No 10 EFTS ceased operation on 12 March 1946 making it the last WWII flying school to close


Address:1 Tom Moon Avenue, Temora, 2666
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.427432
Long: 147.516171
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

This building, which now serves as the main entry to the museum, is the original No.10 Elementary Flying School (10 EFTS) guardhouse. During World War 11 10,000 people served at this airfield, where the guardhouse was the main entrance to the base. The guardhouse was donated to Temora Aviation Museum by the Temora Shire Council and relocated to its present site in August 2005.

The guardhouse has been extensively renovated however many original features can still be seen. The walls are clad in the original corrugated iron, the windows are those originally fitted in 1941 and the floor is also the original timber. The asbestos roof has been replaced with colourbond and sixty years of internal modifications were removed. The guardhouse is now home to a display recounting the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme and 10 EFTS.

The Temora Aviation Museum provides a tribute to the men and women who served here during World War 11 and displays for them, their families and future generations, the history of 10 EFTS together with Australia's most comprehensive collection of historical aircraft maintained in flying condition.  

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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