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No. 2 Squadron : 05-October-2011
No. 2 Squadron : 05-October-2011
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Commemorates No. 2 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force



Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th September, 2006
Front Inscription

No. 2 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force

Dedicated to the memory of all Squadron members who paid the supreme sacrifice.  "Lest We Forget"

2 Sqn formed 20 Sep 1916 the only AFC/RAAF Sqn to engage in four major wars.  Served in WWI on the Western Front, France; WWII in Darwinm The Dutch East Indies & Borneo Malaya Emergency and the Vietnam War.

WWII Awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation.  Vietnam War awarded the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry & United States Air Force Outstanding Unit Commendation, making it the most highly decorated squadron in the RAAF.  "Consilio Et Manu"

Commemorating the 90th anniversary on 20 September 2006


Source: MA
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