About Reid River
Reid River, QLD (Near Townsville) 1063 kms NW
of Brisbane and 53 kms South of
The postcode of Reid River is 4816.
Reid River Airfield is a World War II airfield
located to the south of the Reid River near
Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Disused since the war as an airfield, the former
base in Reid River is private property used for
mustering cattle and horses. An arch marks the
western edge of the strip, easily accessible from
the main road. With permission of the owner,
visitors can tour the strip. On the eastern edge
of the strip are concrete pads from former
buildings including the mess hall and first air
station. Also, there are the remains of a B-26
crash site and a former 2nd BS camp area.
Small markers, left by veterans in 1992 mark