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26-February-2015
26-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Special Air Service Historical Foundation

The monument commemorates Special Air Service Regiment members who have died in service or been killed in action.  It lists eighteen soldiers and air crew who died in a mid-air helicopter crash during a training exercise near Townsville in 1996.

On 12 June 1996, Australia's worst military air disaster in peacetime occurred near Townsville, North Queensland. Two Army Blackhawk helicopters collided in mid-air and, as a result, 18 soldiers lost their lives. A further ten soldiers were injured. Fifteen of the dead were members of the Special Air Service Regiment.

Location

Address:Alfred Road West, Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, 6010
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.969826
Long: 115.764638
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.australiansas.com/

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2006
Front Inscription

In memoriam

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Source: MA
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