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Retired Iroquois find new homes

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 3, 2012
Defence has selected six organisations to display retired Iroquois helicopters. (Paul Sadler)

Defence has announced the preferred recipients of six ex-Army Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters that had been offered to historical organisations interested in displaying the Vietnam-era icons.

The recipients are:

• Australian Flying Corps RAAF Association Western Australia Division;
• Vietnam Veterans Associations of Australia Mitchell Sub-branch Victoria;
• Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum Queensland;
• Port Pirie RSL Sub-branch South Australia;
• Merredin Military Museum Western Australia; and
• Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch Tasmania.

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The last of the Army’s Iroquois were retired in 2007 after more than four decades in RAAF and Army service. Defence has said that organisations interested in displaying the helicopters would have to cover roughly $10,000 in costs associated with ‘de-militarising’ the aircraft.

“The Iroquois helicopters served in the Australian Defence Force for nearly half a century,” Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said in a statement. “Today’s announcement means they will be preserved to ensure their contribution to our military heritage is not forgotten.”

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Retired Iroquois find new homes

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 3, 2012
Defence has selected six organisations to display retired Iroquois helicopters. (Paul Sadler)

Defence has announced the preferred recipients of six ex-Army Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters that had been offered to historical organisations interested in displaying the Vietnam-era icons.

The recipients are:

• Australian Flying Corps RAAF Association Western Australia Division;
• Vietnam Veterans Associations of Australia Mitchell Sub-branch Victoria;
• Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum Queensland;
• Port Pirie RSL Sub-branch South Australia;
• Merredin Military Museum Western Australia; and
• Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch Tasmania.

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The last of the Army’s Iroquois were retired in 2007 after more than four decades in RAAF and Army service. Defence has said that organisations interested in displaying the helicopters would have to cover roughly $10,000 in costs associated with ‘de-militarising’ the aircraft.

“The Iroquois helicopters served in the Australian Defence Force for nearly half a century,” Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said in a statement. “Today’s announcement means they will be preserved to ensure their contribution to our military heritage is not forgotten.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Retired Iroquois find new homes

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 3, 2012
Defence has selected six organisations to display retired Iroquois helicopters. (Paul Sadler)

Defence has announced the preferred recipients of six ex-Army Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters that had been offered to historical organisations interested in displaying the Vietnam-era icons.

The recipients are:

• Australian Flying Corps RAAF Association Western Australia Division;
• Vietnam Veterans Associations of Australia Mitchell Sub-branch Victoria;
• Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum Queensland;
• Port Pirie RSL Sub-branch South Australia;
• Merredin Military Museum Western Australia; and
• Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch Tasmania.

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The last of the Army’s Iroquois were retired in 2007 after more than four decades in RAAF and Army service. Defence has said that organisations interested in displaying the helicopters would have to cover roughly $10,000 in costs associated with ‘de-militarising’ the aircraft.

“The Iroquois helicopters served in the Australian Defence Force for nearly half a century,” Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said in a statement. “Today’s announcement means they will be preserved to ensure their contribution to our military heritage is not forgotten.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Retired Iroquois find new homes

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 3, 2012
Defence has selected six organisations to display retired Iroquois helicopters. (Paul Sadler)

Defence has announced the preferred recipients of six ex-Army Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters that had been offered to historical organisations interested in displaying the Vietnam-era icons.

The recipients are:

• Australian Flying Corps RAAF Association Western Australia Division;
• Vietnam Veterans Associations of Australia Mitchell Sub-branch Victoria;
• Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum Queensland;
• Port Pirie RSL Sub-branch South Australia;
• Merredin Military Museum Western Australia; and
• Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch Tasmania.

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The last of the Army’s Iroquois were retired in 2007 after more than four decades in RAAF and Army service. Defence has said that organisations interested in displaying the helicopters would have to cover roughly $10,000 in costs associated with ‘de-militarising’ the aircraft.

“The Iroquois helicopters served in the Australian Defence Force for nearly half a century,” Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said in a statement. “Today’s announcement means they will be preserved to ensure their contribution to our military heritage is not forgotten.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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