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26-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)
26-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Graeme Saunders

A tree and two plaques commemorate those who served with the Royal Australian Air Force Catalina Squadrons and associated Flying Boat units during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

THIS SPOTTED GUM
IS DEDICATED TO RAAF CATALINA SQUADRONS
AND ASSOCIATED FLYING BOAT UNITS
AND THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED THEREIN.
    1939 – 1945.

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque :

Commemorating Members Of The Royal Australian Air Force Who Served During The Second World War In :

Catalina Flying Boat Squadrons     Air-Sea Rescue Flights
11, 20, 42 & 43                                111, 112, 113, 114 & 115
Seaplane Training Flights, Operational Training Units, Flying Boat Repair Depots, Repair and Maintenance Units, and Operational Base Units.
RAAF Flying Boats flew on patrol, escort, rescue, bombing, mine laying and combined operations in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and South China Sea.

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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