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WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip

7847 Stuart Highway | Front Gate of Pell Mell adjacent to the Pell Airstrip which is 10 km north of Adelaide River, Adelaide River, Northern Territory 0846, Australia
+61 8 8976 7006
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Son walking in fathers footsteps

Great tour of the old WW2 air feild camp pell. Not much left but what was there was interesting to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
samanthasJ8247VW
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Melbourne, Australia
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Overlooked But Significant WW2 History Site.

WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip is one of the most interesting historical tours that I have done in... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Jane M
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Adelaide, Australia
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4REPAIR & SERVICE UNIT TOUR Allow 2.5 to 3 hours Tour Dates and Bookings visit our website or email us. Groups Welcome. The tour includes short walking diversions to various infrastructure and to view collected artefacts from the site. It begins at the front gate where the taxiway from Pell Airstrip was used to bring aircraft within the camp and place them along various revetments. Tour takes places near Adelaide River, 100km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway NT. 4RSU has 16.4 ha of heritage listed sites on the property. TOUR INDEX: * Pell Mell Air Strip * Wire from camouflaging * Drainage * Bridge * Gunning emplacements * Airman’s mess site * Revetments * WWII site * WWII site concrete slabs * Drain * Engineering workshop slab with signatures * Shells in concrete slabs * Slit trenches * Sergeant’s mess * Gunning emplacement with gun tripod * Relics from WWII * Propeller service pit * Recreation hall * Oxygen making equipment * Officer’s mess * Bomb site * Parade Ground * Loading ramp [2] * Trench art * Pins * Insulators in trees * Gunning emplacement on the hill east of house * Relics * Second drainage system * Wheel strut * Dunnies! * Bedding The tour is enhanced by recounting stories from the actual happenings within the unit. This is enabled by reference to Walter Venn’s book, "Restore to Service”. Walter was with the unit for the whole of its time in the NT and return south, and visited Pell in 2000. Walter wrote the story of the unit and his book is available for sale at Pell. One can visit various sites pictured in the book and relate so easily to the circumstances of the men who lived here.
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4 weeks ago
“Son walking in fathers footsteps”
Nov 5, 2017
“Overlooked But Significant WW2 History Site.”
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7847 Stuart Highway | Front Gate of Pell Mell adjacent to the Pell Airstrip which is 10 km north of Adelaide River, Adelaide River, Northern Territory 0846, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the old WW2 air feild camp pell. Not much left but what was there was interesting to see and to see where my grandfather & my dads father had served. Gr8 salt of the earth tour guide - thanks Jan.More

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Jharht, Owner at WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The 4RSU unit has a unique story and left a unique camp foundation-a very innovative era as recorded by Walter Venn in his book about 4RSU-"Restore to Service". It is especially pleasing to show the sons and daughters of men who served at 4RSU the...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip is one of the most interesting historical tours that I have done in Australia. Australia's important role in WW2 is often overlooked but the history at Pell Airstrip brings it sharply into focus. The tour higlights the location and...More

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Jharht, Owner at WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Good to have such great interest on the tour, and appreciation of the work of 4RSU unit. Thank you for your review Jan

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

A very interesting tour of a key WW2 site with an important role and a human story that particularly highlights Aussie ingenuity and overcoming obstacles. Well preserved with plenty to see and hear. Highly recommended to take the time.

Thank John W
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Jharht, Owner at WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our WW2 site tour. Regards Jan

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this guided tour on a private property near Adelaide River. We didn't know it was a Heritage listed site when we booked the tour, and the history here blew us away. The guide brought the camp site remains to life with the...More

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Jharht, Owner at WWII 4RSU Tour at Pell Airstrip, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to share the history of the Pell Airstrip WWII camp with you.

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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a must when you are going thru Adelaide River, and if you are a War History buff then worth the drive from Darwin

Thank Vulcan H
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