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12-October-2013
12-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Royal Australian Air Force Memorial pays tribute to those Tasmanians who have served world-wide in the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Location

Address:Park Road & Lincoln Street, ANZAC Memorial Park, Lindisfarne Point, Lindisfarne, 7015
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.852274
Long: 147.350455
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th December, 2011
Front Inscription

This memorial to the Royal Australian Air Force was dedicated by Air Commodore C J Sawade CSC Commander Combat Support Group in the presence of Alderman D C Chipman  Mayor of Clarence, Air Commodore (Retd)

4 December 2011

Clarence... a brighter place

Left Side Inscription

This propellor is from a de Havilland Caribou, one of several aircraft types operated by the RAAF during the Vietnam War.

Caribou were flown in Vietnam from 1964 to 1972 by No. 35 Squadron in support of all allied forces and were affectionately known as "Wallaby Airlines".

The Caribou completed its long and distinguished service with the RAAF in 2010, having flown from both Nos. 35 and 38 Squadrons in Australia, India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and all over South East Asia in war, and on operations such as peacekeeping and disaster relief.

Right Side Inscription

The Royal Australian Air Force and its predecessor, the Australian Flying Corps have fought with distinction in two World Wars, the Malayan Emergency, Korea, Vietnam, two Gulf Wars, and supported the Australian Defence Force in East Timor and Afghanistan.

During WWII the RAAF grew in size to 180,000 personnel and 6,000 aircraft.

Nine support units were located in Tasmania.

This memorial pays tribute to those Tasmanians who have served world-wide in the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Some gave their lives in that service

Rest in peace

Source: MA
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