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WAAF + WRAAF Plaque
WAAF + WRAAF Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates those who served in the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) and the Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF).

The WAAAF was formed in March 1941 after considerable lobbying by women keen to serve and by the Chief of the Air Staff who wanted to release male personnel serving in Australia for service overseas. The WAAAF was the first and largest of the World War Two Australian Women's Services. It was disbanded in December 1947.

The Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) was formed in 1950, after the success of women serving in the Air Forces had been demonstrated by the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF)

Location

Address:Margaret Street, Mothers Memorial Gardens, Boer War Gates, East Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.561944
Long: 151.96
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1988
Front Inscription

WAAAF           WRAAF
1941 - 1947    1951 - 1977

Dedicated to the wowmen who served their country as members of the WAAAF and WRAAF in times of war and peace

Queensland Ex WAAAF and WRAAF

13 November 1988

 

Source: MA
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