21 SQUADRON RAAF
|No 21 Squadron, Laverton, May 1937. Search for Sir Herbert Gepp. Hawker Demons at Alice Springs. (l/r): Sqn Ldr Charles Eaton, LAC Hellwig, Cpl Clarke, Plt Off Wiley, Mrs Riley, Dr Riley.|
|No 21 Squadron, Laverton, May 1937. Search for Sir Herbert Gepp. Food and water dropping apparatus on a Hawker Demon at Alice Springs.|
An advanced party of 21 Squadron RAAF, arrived at Leyburn airfield from Camden in New South Wales on 9 July 1944. The advanced party comprised 1 Officer, 29 Other Ranks, 2 Chev trucks, 1 Dodge Weapon Carrier, blankets, mess gear and 7 days rations.
When they arrived at Leyburn airfield, the camp consisted of one large building which was the mess hall and kitchen. They immediately started to dig latrines and erect tents in readiness for the arrival of the crews. The camp was about 3 miles from the airfield hidden in a pine and she-oak forest on the Leyburn to Clifton Road.
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