Air race re­mem­bered

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AVI­A­TION buffs will, on Mon­day, com­mem­o­rate the 99th an­niver­sary of ar­rival of the Great Air Race at Fan­nie Bay.

The cer­e­mony, at the newly re­fur­bished Ross Smith memo­rial on East Point Rd, is the first of many events lead­ing up to the cen­te­nary com­mem­o­ra­tions next year.

Fan­nie Bay his­tory and her­itage so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Judy Boland said stu­dents from Parap Pri­mary School would per­form The Bal­lad of the Great Air Race as part of the com­mem­o­ra­tion.

The an­niver­sary cer­e­mony will also in­clude mem­bers of the Royal Aus­tralian Air Force.

Ms Boland said the ar­rival of Ross Smith and his crew marked the first in­ter­na­tional flight to land in Aus­tralia.

The cer­e­mony be­gins at 8.30am on Mon­day.

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