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5 Airfield Construction Squadron : 5-March-2012
5 Airfield Construction Squadron : 5-March-2012
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A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in, and those who lost their lives in the 5 Airfield Construction.  

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 9th November, 2007
Front Inscription

5 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRON
Originally called 5 Mobile Works Squadron,
The Squadron was renamed in World War II.  
Known as the `Flying Shovels` they served from 1942 - 1974 in
New Guinea  
Dutch New Guinea  
Borneo  
Japan  
Vietnam  
Darwin  
Maralinga
In memory of those who served and those who were left behind.  
Lest We Forget
9 November 2007

 

Source: MA
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