Catalinas stir war memories

Dudley Marrows after receiving the Legion of Honour in 2015.

Dudley Marrows after receiving the Legion of Honour in 2015.

MILDURA’S Dudley Marrows had already made his mark as a World War II airman when he became ­acquainted with Cata­lina aircraft at Lake Boga.

The town, about 15km from Swan Hill, commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Lake Boga Flying Boat Depot on Saturday with aerobatic flying displays by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulettes and the Sky Aces aerobatic team.

Mr Marrows, Mildura’s most distinguished World War II veteran, flew British Sunderland flying boat patrol bombers over Europe for three years of the war before returning to Aust­ralia and spending many hours in Catalinas.

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