Construction of Bradshaw Field Training Area

29 May 2007

A new airfield was officially opened on the Bradshaw Field Training Area in the Northern Territory, 600 kilometres south-east of Darwin. Construction was carried out by 110 Australian personnel from the Air Force and Army, and 105 personnel from US Services. The airfield, dubbed Nackaroo, was undertaken as a joint rapid construction task, aimed at building a C-17 capable airfield in less than 25 days, with two turning aprons completed in another three days.