Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum – Home of the Catalina

A post about the Catalina on another blog

The Reluctant Retiree

Thursday 24th May 2012

Lake boga Flying Boat Museum - Home of the Catalina (1)

“In that hour before sunrise, on the waters of the bay, you may hear the roar of motors, and the swirl of flying spray.

Loaded to the Plimsoll to carry out her role, ’tis a Catalina taking off to begin her lone patrol.”

Partial Excerpt from “A Saga of the Catalinas”, written by Wing Commander Geoffrey Gregory (deceased) No 11 Catalina Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. Full poem (donated by his wife and daughters) on display in the museum.

One and a half hours from Echuca, on the way to Swan Hill, those following the Murray Valley Highway reach Lake Boga.  I cannot account for what else we did in the morning, only that the map shows we must have travelled through towns with names such as Gunbower, Leitchville, Cohuna and Kerang.  However, once we reached Lake Boga, we paused for a couple of hours to…

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3 thoughts on “Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum – Home of the Catalina

  1. Thank you for re-blogging this, and I am glad my ramblings have found a home. I have just received a swag more information and some fabulous photos of a restored Cataline so I will do another post just as soon as I have some free time.

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