Wednesday to Saturday
10am to 1pm

15 Kirkland Court, Evans Head
Ph: 02 6682 6410

Military – RAAF & WAAAF

A major theme of the Museum is the World War II history of Evans Head with particular focus on the Empire Air Training Scheme centered on the State Heritage Listed Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome.  No.1 Bombing & Gunnery School and No.1 Air Observers School trained personnel for the British War effort. Of the 5,500 who were here during the War more than a 1,000 were lost in action, many in Bomber Command.

Evans Head has an official War Cemetery with those lost during training interred there. Since 2003 we have run a successful annual Veterans Reunion attended by Veterans who served and trained here.  We have a major collection of memorabilia from WWII with focus on the personnel and their personal histories.

The Museum played a major role in the establishment of the successful F-111 museum at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. We have a significant photograph collection from WWII and are visited by historians focusing on that era.  The Museum has published a revised edition of Wings at War written by Cpl WAAAF Jean Haughton-James and Sheila Manley who were among the first eight women who served here. The book covers the history of the RAAF Station from 1939 to 1945 and brings to life the contribution made by the WAAAF.