Roads were almost at a standstill as about 70,000 people attended the Hawkesbury Show over the three days.
As well as animals, sideshows and showbags, the Taste of the Hawkesbury section was well attended. RAAF Base Richmond took the opportunity to be part of the fun and celebrate the RAAF’s centenary. It has been a near neighbour of the Showground since RAAF Base Richmond was established in 1925.
It bought a whole lot of drones, a fire truck from No. 22 Squadron and a turboprop engine from a C-130J Hercules. Senior Australian Defence Force Officer for RAAF Base Richmond Air Commodore Newman said the ADF Drone Racing Association display was a welcome addition.
“The Hawkesbury exhibit allowed the base to showcase our capabilities to the community, highlighting the service Air Force has provided the nation over our last century, and how we are positioning ourselves to meet Australia’s air and space power needs into the future.”