19 October 2012 © David Eyre
On 2 October 2012, Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced the preferred recipients of six Bell UH-1 Iroquois (also know as “Huey”) helicopters reserved for RSLs and historical organisations.
In Western Australia, the Australian Flying Corps & RAAF Association Western Australia Division will receive one, which will be displayed at the Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek, as will the Merredin Military Museum, Merredin, WA. It is not yet known which particular aircraft are involved.
A third Huey, Bell UH-1B Iroquois serial A2-1024, is reportedly already being restored for display at the Special Air Service Regiment Barracks at Swanbourne, WA.
In addition, the Minister announced that the Australian Flying Corps & RAAF Association Western Australia Division will receive an RAAF F-111 crew module, similar to the one displayed at RAAF Pearce Air Show, as shown above.