Aviation Philatelic Exhibit in Australia
AVIATION THEMED PHILATELIC EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED FOR ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN 2019
The Australian Airmail Society in conjunction with the South Australian Philatelic Council will host Aeropex 2019 at the popular Torrens Parade Ground Drill Hall in Adelaide 6-8 December 2019.
This will be an all-classes national philatelic exhibition conducted under the auspices of the Australian Philatelic Exhibition. All exhibits will have a dedicated aviation theme and can be entered as competitive or non-competitive. The Australian Philatelic Federation will also draw on the countries with whom they have judging and exhibiting accords to attract some of the best airmail exhibits from around the world.
This will be a special event among many celebrating the epic flight from England to Australia made by Adelaide's own Ross and Keith Smith together with mechanics Wally Shiers and James Bennett. Departing England in a Vickers Vimy bomber the crew arrived in Australia on 10 December 1919 after a trip taking 28 days. They also brought with them 364 letters from England and places en route, the first international air mail received in Australia.
More information will be released at a later date.
Martin Walker - saphilatelist@...