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Royal Australian Air Force Memorial : 26-August-2011
Royal Australian Air Force Memorial : 26-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

This monument was erected to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base at Forest Hill which commenced operations on 1 July 1940, training pilots for World War Two.


Address:Baylis & Morrow Streets, Victory Memorial Gardens, Wagga Wagga, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.109444
Long: 147.370278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:01-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:01-July-1990


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th June, 1990
Front Inscription

This Monument Commemorates The
50th Anniversary Of RAAF Base Forest Hill
Which Commenced Operations 1st July 1940

The Following Is Immortalized

Trained Pilots For World War II : Ansons,
Beaufighters And Wirraways Once Filled The Local

Aircraft Were Repaired : Like Ansons, Beaufighters,
Beauforts, Boomerangs, Kittyhawks, Mitchells,
Vengeances and Venturas.

Since, Technical Training Involving Apprentices
And Adults Has Been Performed : Other Non-Technical
Training Is Now A Feature.

The Base Is An Integral Part Of The City : Its Airmen
Continue To Be Contributing Members Of The
Those Who Served At The Base Are Remembered.

30th June 1990

Alderman                   Group Captain 
P. Brassil                     K. V. Griffin
Mayor Of                     Officer Commanding
Wagga Wagga             RAAF Base Wagga


Source: MA,NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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