FORKS A-7 EMERGENCY LANDING GROUND ELG
ALSO KNOWN AS BREMER RIVER OR RIVERVIEW ELG
DURING WWII

 

"Forks A-7 ELS" - WW2 RAAF Emergency Landing Strip -  (Alternatively known as ‘Bremer River’ or ‘Riverview’)

 

Location:                  - Junction of Bremer &  Brisbane Rivers, Karalee

Latitude                     - 27deg 36min South

Longitude                  - 152deg 51min East

Magnetic Bearing       - 12 deg

Length                       - 3,300 ft

Width                         - 200 ft

Surface                      - Well grassed all over field

Slope                         - Undulating 2.5% falls to South and South/West

 

Was utilised as an out strip North East of Amberley RAAF Base during WWII to enable an emergency landing ground for aircraft taking off from the cross runway in NE direction plus for miscellaneous training activities.

 

Mid May 1942 progress report on construction of the Bremer River ELS:-

"Dispersal is fair and timbered areas to South/East and West and will take 10-20 aircraft. Construction has been carried out by Barracks Officer at Amberley at practically no cost. Strip & dispersal area affect 5 farms but only improvements affected are fences. Strip has been used "..

 

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