In Just Five Years - Kevin O’Reilly
By Kevin O'Reilly.
First published in 2009. Softcover. 208 pages.
Hardcover also availalbe for $75.
A valuable historical reference for RAAF operations in Nhill: its establishment as a training base with No 2 Air Observers (Navigators) School, the early presence of No 1 Operational Training Unit & No 97 Reserve Squadron, and finally Air Armament and Gas School. The book draws you in with its recollections of a childhood in Nhill in the lead up to and during WWII. It goes on to be a chronicle of the quintessential Australian town during the war years. The comprehensive, well researched and informative collection of photographs and illustrations reproduced here adds greatly to the look and feel of both the RAAF and Nhill during this period. First published in 2009