Published: Tue 10 Sep 2013

The first of two new Bushmasters acquired by the Australian War Memorial will arrive tomorrow to be displayed for the first time at Big Things in Store this weekend.

Both vehicles have been used in active service and were damaged by IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) in Afghanistan. The Bushmasters are an invaluable addition to the Memorial’s collection, and will assist in better understanding, and representing, the experiences of Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan and the Middle East Area of Operations.

 

What:   Crane lifting Bushmaster from Army transportation vehicle

Who:    Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial

When:  10.30 am, Wednesday 11 September (please arrive at 10.15 am)

Where: Treloar Technology Centre, 8 Callan St, Mitchell ACT (view on Google Maps)

            Please enter Callan St by turning right after Vicars St

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Moj Nozhat                        (02) 6243 4575                   0409 600 038                       media@awm.gov.au