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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.
|Address:||Golf Links Drive, Tocumwal, 2714|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.819944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1960|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 11th November, 1974|
DEDICATED TO THE
MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO SERVED AT
TOCUMWAL 1942 - 1960
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APEX CLUB OF TOCUMWAL