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27-September-2015
27-September-2015

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Gates commemorates those who served at Royal Australian Air Force base Tocumwal from 1942 to 1960. The gates were relocated from the airfield in 1984.

Up to 4,500 RAAF personnel, and 400 WAAAF personnel were based at Tocumwal. Tocumwal was home to up to 54 Liberators, 11 Vultee Vengeance, 5 Kittyhawks and an Airspeed Oxford.

It was also a vast storage and repair depot with aircraft such as Avro Anson, Airacobra, Beaufort, Boeing, Boomerang, Dakota, Hudson, Lancaster, Lincoln, Meteor, Mosquito, Mustang, Spitfire, Beaufighter, Vampire, Winjeel and Wirraway. After the RAAF left Tocumwal in 1960, over 700 aircraft were scrapped through until 1963.

 

Location

Address:Golf Links Drive, Tocumwal, 2714
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.819944
Long: 145.580077
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1960

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th November, 1974
Right Side Inscription

DEDICATED TO THE
MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO SERVED AT
TOCUMWAL 1942 - 1960
11 - 11 - 74
APEX CLUB OF TOCUMWAL

Source: MA,SKP
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