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08-January-2014
08-January-2014

Photographs supplied by David Evans OAM

The memorial commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) personnel who were stationed at the Tamworth Airfield during World War Two.  The original Tamworth airport was located at this site.

In September 1940, the 6th Elementary Flying School was established at the aerodrome in this area now known as Taminda. The school had a compliment of 15 officers, 200 ground personnel and 48 trainee pilots who gained their flying instruction in Tiger Moths.

When World War Two ended, the total number of Australians serving in the RAAF was 154,511. 137,200 of whom were serving in the South – West Pacific theatre. The majority of these personnel were trained at Airfield Training Establishments like the one here in Tamworth and scattered throughout Australia.

During World War Two, some 6,200 RAAF personnel were killed in action and this memorial is dedicated to their memory. It was erected by the Tamworth Branch of the Air Force Association.

 

Location

Address:Barnes & Belmore Streets, Taminda, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.089908
Long: 150.914674
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

       In Memory Of All
    R.A.A.F. PERSONNEL
    Stationed At Tamworth
     Airfield  During The

War                         1939 - 45

The Tamworth         Airforce 
Branch                    Association

Source: MA
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