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Old 24-02-08, 01:03
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Corowa Project 30
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Just 2 weeks to go now so I have the latest program of events for you all. If you haven't sent your entry in please contact me and I will send you an entry form.

29th Annual GPA Swim-In & Ex-Military Vehicle Rally
Programme of activities:
Monday 10th March: No set activities.

Tuesday 11th March:
• 10.00am onwards: View the Bandiana Army Museum and the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Museum

Wednesday 12th March:
• 10.00am to 12.00pm: Display of Vehicles for the elderly at Karinya Apartments, Guy St Corowa
• 10.00am onwards: View the Bandiana Army Museum and 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Museum
• 8.30pm: Talk by Lang & Bev Kidby on Fiat 500 – Around the world expedition

Thursday 13th March:
• 9.00am: Armoured Vehicle rally departing from Corowa Airport
• Movie evening at Ball Park Caravan Park

Friday 14th March:
• 8.30am: Leave for Yackandanda. At 10.00am a talk will be given on the history of the area. After having lunch and a look around the town we will plan to arrive at El Dorado at 1.30pm where we will be able to look at the Museum and Historic Dredge.
• 6.00pm: Compulsory Driver’s Briefing at the Information Caravan at Ball Park Caravan Park.
• 8.30pm:Talk on Armoured Vehicles and Tanks by Major Paul Handel at Corowa Airport

Saturday 15th March:
• 7.30am: Armoured Vehicles to leave Corowa Airport in convoy and line up at the entrance to Ball Park Caravan Park.
• 8.00am: Line up under the bridge for the Parade out to the airport. The tanks will be in the first packet of vehicles followed with a 5 minute gap by the Carriers and the third packet will consist of all other vehicles and will leave 5 minutes after the Carrier packet
• 8.30am: Final Compulsory Drivers Briefing at the start of the parade.

• 9.00am sharp: Parade departs Ball Park for Corowa Airport. You will be shown where to park your vehicles upon your arrival at the Corowa Airport.

• 9.45am: Swap Meet at the Airport run by the Corowa Rotary Club with a sausage sizzle lunch. Cost $5 per stall holder. Buyers/lookers free. Stall holders will be admitted after 8am into the airport grounds.

• 12.30pm: All members of MLU Forum (Maple Leaf Up Forum) to meet for a group photo in front of the vehicle display at Corowa Airport.

• Afternoon - vehicle activities.

• 7.00pm: Presentations and Auction at the BBQ area near the oval.

Donations for the Auction would be appreciated.

Sunday 16th March:
• Vehicle activities throughout the day and farewell to new and old friends.
• 8.00pm: Wind down 3 course Carvery Meal at the Corowa RSL Club, 30 Betterment Pde Corowa. $17.00 for Adults $8.50 for children under the age of 12. [Put your name on the list at the Site Office if you would like to attend.]

It should be another big year.

If anyone has photos, slides, video or reports on Corowa since 1980 Keith Webb and I would like to speak with you at Corowa. If you can bring along what you have got. There have been some great contributions so far and you will be able to see some of these on the Notice Board near the Site Office Caravan.
Jan Thompson
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Research & Development
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