Times Past: July 8, 1978

By Isabella Gillespie
July 7 2022 - 2:00pm
The front page of The Canberra Times on this day in 1978.

Guards at Fairbairn RAAF Base were disgruntled and cold on this day in 1978, after spending many nights on duty shivering because they had no overcoats. They did so while the dogs on guard sat contently in their own "overcoats", well protected against Canberra's harsh winter nights.