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Vampire Jet : March 2014
Vampire Jet : March 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A Vampire jet A79-612 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) apprentices and the J.E.A.T. scheme.

On the 2nd February 1948, the first group of 53 youths aged 15–17 who had been selected for engineering training under the R.A.A.F.’s new apprenticeship scheme entered the Ground Training School at Forest Hill (Allonville) outside Wagga Wagga.


Address:Sturt Highway, Bolton Park, Wagga Wagga, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.119632
Long: 147.375018
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1948
Approx. Event End Date:1998


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th January, 1998
Front Inscription
To commemorate the RAAF Apprentices and J.E.A.T. scheme and their staff on the schemes 50th anniversary.
Officially unveiled by Air Marshall L. V. Fisher AO
24 January 1998
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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