Allan Vial - Path Finder Force Annexe
to a generous donation from Allan Vial, President of the Path
Finder Force Association of Australia and Life Member of the Queensland
Air Museum, it has been possible to extend the recently erected
Hangar 2 to the south. This will significantly increase under-cover
display space and will allow several aeroplanes to be moved indoors.
It will also facilitate the relocation of several aircraft from
Hangar 1 to the new annexe. Hangar 1 will then be used for more
vulnerable wood and fabric aircraft. It will also make space available
in Hangar 1 for the construction of a replica of Air Vice-Marshal
Don Bennett's Deepwood office. The replica office will incorporate
several items of furniture donated by the Bennett family.
Construction of the annexe began in early September 2005 and is
due for completion in October 2005.
on these images for a larger panorama. Photos by Nick Sayer.