RAAF Base Nabiac

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RAAF Base Nabiac
Nabic Aerodrome
Ensign of the Royal Australian Air Force.svg
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Airport type Military
Location Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 32°07′54″S 152°26′03″E / 32.13167°S 152.43417°E / -32.13167; 152.43417Coordinates: 32°07′54″S 152°26′03″E / 32.13167°S 152.43417°E / -32.13167; 152.43417
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RAAF Base Nabiac is located in New South Wales
RAAF Base Nabiac
RAAF Base Nabiac
Location in New South Wales

RAAF Base Nabiac was an advanced operating base for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), during the Second World War, near Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia. Constructed in 1942 by the NSW Public Works Department 10 km (6.2 mi) to the south east of Nabiac.[1] The aerodrome consisted of four runways, with associated bomb dumps and camouflaged hangars for the Avro Anson and Douglas Boston aircraft stationed at the aerodrome.[1] The base was closed after the war and became was disused. New England Airways later commenced a passenger and freight service and later Butler Air Transport then took over operations until 1952, when Wallis Island Aerodrome at Forster was opened.[1]

The Central North Coast Sporting Car Club, Taree now utilise the site and they hold regular motor sport events on the gravel runways.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Nabiac, An Historical Perspective". Nabiac Village Futures Group. Retrieved 9 March 2011.