Australian Armour and Artillery Museum

A new Museum has just opened here in Cairns.
The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum is located on the Northern side of Cairns.

I went across for a visit today, and got lost in there for a few hours.
No affiliation, but worth a visit if you are in Cairns.

Website linky

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Reply By: Member - johnat - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 20:02

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 20:02
What relationship does Cairns have with the broader Artillery and Armoured communities?
As an ex-APC Reservist, I wasn't aware that Cairns was up there. I'd have expected Wodonga or somewhere similar.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 22:22

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 22:22
3cav was relocated to Townsville from Holsworthy after Nam and I believe before they again moved to NT. So not sure what the connection is but I for one will have look when i'm there next year. Ex 3cav myself. Cheers Errol
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 20:39

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 20:39
Wasn't trying to be a PITA, just asking. Thanks for the info.
Me ex-12/16 HRL
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 21:51

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 21:51
Hi Stu & Bob thanks for the info.
Being ex infantry - I have a big respect for Vietnam Vet Drop Shorts.
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Follow Up By: B1B2 - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:00

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:00
Dennis,
I thought 'drop shorts' were 9mile snipers., Not Cav.

Cheers,

Bill
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Follow Up By: B1B2 - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:10

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:10
apologies I should have read the 1st post
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 10:36

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 10:36
Re location and relativeness to any military ties.
I don't think this is an official sanctioned museum, but a purely private enterprise.
Pretty impressive list of items on display, but the coming soon page is even better.
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Reply By: Road Warrior - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:34

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 14:34
I'd certainly check it out if I was in the region, you don't get the opportunity to see much "foreign" armoured vehicles in Australian museums. The exhibits they have listed for the next 12-18 months look interesting
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 21:08

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 21:08
How good is that, doesn't matter where it is, but more power to the vets.
Cheers.
Tony F8.
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