Work continues on the 8/13 VMR museum at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia. The installation team has been down and installed the Honour Wall. The team consisting of Robert Dawe, Graham Garvie, Kozzie Carey and Doug Hunter complete with two cars and trailers followed the loaded unit truck down and worked solidly for two days.
Our earlier recce to take floor levels paid dividends. The prefabricated sections required only minor packing before they were fixed in place. Refurbishment of the building is still ongoing, so we were not able to fix the platforms along the end wall nor place the large cabinets in their final position. However, they are on site ready for our next visit scheduled for the end of the month.
We are powering ahead at our Latchford Barracks workshop to have a full second load of fittings including the Kings Banners case, the Farriers Tool display and forge, and display cases, large and small ready, for uplift. With a bit of luck we might even have the horse and rider ready to go. December 8, the Unit’s Open Day, is still our scheduled opening day.