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No. 2 Squadron : 05-October-2011
No. 2 Squadron : 05-October-2011
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A plaque commemorates those who served with the No. 2 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  The plaque is dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice and commemorates the 90th anniversary of the formation of the squadron. 

 

 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:20-September -1916
Actual Event End Date:20-September-2006

Dedication

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 Darwin; 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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