Warbird to soar during Camden's Anzac Day celebrations

Flying memory: Southern Warbird Adventures operators Norm Longfield and David Currie (pictured) are honoured to fly their North American T6 Texan Miss Fire for Anzac Day on Monday.
Flying memory: Southern Warbird Adventures operators Norm Longfield and David Currie (pictured) are honoured to fly their North American T6 Texan Miss Fire for Anzac Day on Monday.

A historic World War II plane will soar through the skies as part of Camden’s Anzac Day commemorations on April 25.

Southern Warbird Adventures operators David Currie and Norm Longfield are preparing to fly their North American T6 Texan by the memorial park in Camden in the morning.

The T6 was the most famous fighter used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during the Second World War.

Mr Currie said was delighted to be able to contribute to the commemorations and honour the people who have and still continue to give their lives for this country.

“It’s important to commemorate Anzac Day to respect those who served our country with dedication, honour and in many cases made the ultimate sacrifice,” he said.

“It’s a small honour to be able to add to the ceremonies to recognise the people who gave so much for our country.”

The business – based at Camden Airport – gives residents the rare chance to glimpse back into the 1940’s and experience what it was like to be a fighter pilot.

Camden RSL Sub-Branch president Iain Richard-Evan said he was pleased to add the flyover to the already impressive Anzac Day event lineup.

“The flyover is a first for Camden’s Anzac Day and it will be spectacular,” he said.

Mr Currie said it was important that younger generations reflect on the values of the generations before them who fought to preserve our freedom. 

“Anzac Day keeps these values alive so that we may never forget,” he said.