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02-April-2011
02-April-2011
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Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the No.9 Squadron during various conflicts in which Australia was involved.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-2006
Front Inscription

No.9 SQUADRON, RAAF

The successor of 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight (which operated in the 1920s from HMAS Albatross), 9 (Fleet Co-operation) Squadron was formed in 1939.  It operated Seagull and Walrus aircraft from Australian, British and New Zealand warships during the Second World War, notably in HMA Ships Sydney, Perth and Canberrra.

Re-formed in 1962 and equipped with Iroquois helicopters, the squadron served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1971 with RAAF, RAN and RNZAF personnel. It provided tactical air support to the operations of the Australian Task Force and allied forces. The squadron was disbanded in 1989.

DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON 
OPERATIONS AND IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO SERVED - 9 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, JUNE 2006

 

Source: MA
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