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Lockheed Hudson scheduled for Sydney flyover

Credit: Department of Defence. Photographer: Gavin Conroy

A World War Two Lockheed Hudson is scheduled to fly over Sydneys Government House to mark the Queen’s Birthday.

A World War Two Lockheed Hudson is scheduled to fly over Sydneys Government House to mark the Queen’s Birthday.

A Lockheed Hudson aircraft is due to undertake a flyover of Government House to mark the Queen’s Birthday the Department of Defence has confirmed.

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The flyover is expected to take place at 11:00am on Saturday, 12 June 2021 and can be viewed in areas surrounding Sydney’s Government House.

However, Defence has warned that due to air traffic control, there remains a risk of cancellation.

The Lockheed Hudson was used during the Second World War by the Royal Australian Air Force as a bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, and is also remembered by some as “the Old Boomerang”.

Just last year, Canberra Airport introduced a new virtual memorial for the Lockheed Hudson.

"For most people, this is the closest they will ever get to being inside a Hudson bomber. Pop-up icons let the user see photos, watch videos, hear recordings and uncover the stories behind a plane that has played such an important role in Australia’s experience of the Second World War,” Major General (Ret'd) Brian Dawson said of the experience last year.

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Lockheed Hudson scheduled for Sydney flyover
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