QVAG Clubhouse

QVAG/AFM is an association whose main objective is the preservation of Australia's historic aircraft in airworthy condition

Photo Below (Aug 2010): QVAG's Festival of Flight - crown at front of clubhouse

This clubhouse is the first clubhouse on the airfield and it has good provenance in keeping with the historical objectives of the Queensland Vintage Aeroplane Group/Australian Flying Museum Inc. (QVAG/AFM). The building originally started life at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane during WW2. It belonged to the RAAF and was known as building 25. After the war, the building was used by 23 SQN RAAF. At a later point it was removed from Archerfield and relocated to Willawong, Brisbane and used as a house.

Eventually the building finished its life as a house, and was scheduled to be removed from the site by Atlas House Removals. QVAG made contact with that company and they agreed to donate the house and its relocation to Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield, Further they were prepared to restump the building for a cost of $7,500.

In 2009, QVAG led by the then President Frank Ragonese decided that the exterior of the building needed a face-lift and decided that the exterior colour should be the same as that it would have been when in FAAF service - duck-egg blue.

Two photo below (June 2009) show work on repainting the building

The three photo Below (August 2007) show the interior of the clubhouse being completely remodeled

The photo below (June 2007) shows the front exterior of the clubhouse looking a bit sad and showing signs of need for some tender loving care.


To provide further information, corrections or feedback please email:Historian@wattsbridgehistory.com