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10-January-2015
10-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Russell Byers

A monument commemorates those who served with 30 Squadron between 1942 and 1956. 

No. 30 (City of Sale) Squadron was raised in 1942 as a long-range fighter unit, the squadron saw action in the Second World War, serving in the South West Pacific Area against the Japanese and operating mainly in the ground attack and anti-shipping roles from bases in New Guinea and the Netherlands East Indies.  

After the war, No. 30 Squadron was re-formed at RAAF Base Richmond as No. 30 (Target Towing) Squadron on 3 March 1948 through the redesignation of the Target Towing and Special Duties Squadron, which had been formed from a single flight at Richmond in September 1947. In this role the squadron supported Army, Air Force and Navy training exercises and research conducted by the CSIRO, operating a variety of aircraft including Beaufighters, Beauforts, Dakotas, Wirraways, Ansons and Mustangs. It was moved around a few times during this period, firstly to Schofields, New South Wales, RAAF Base Fairbairn and then back to Richmond. The squadron was again disbanded on 21 March 1956.

Location

Address:North Fort Road, North Fort Artillery Museum , Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.818889
Long: 151.299722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription
30 SQUADRON R.A.A.F BEAUFIGHTERS
AREA OF WARTIME OPERATIONS
(map of area) 
1942 - 1956 
RICHMOND           NOEMFOOR
BOHLE RIVER       LABUAN
PORT MORESBY  TARAKAN
MILNE BAY            SANGA-SANGA
GOODENOUGH    MOROTAI
KIRIWINA              SCHOFIELDS
TADJI                     CANBERRA
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY  
OF ALL WHO SERVED &  
THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN 


 
Source: MA
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