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New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Coy Plaque : March 2014
New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Coy Plaque : March 2014
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque erected in memory of those who served with the New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Coy A.I.F during World War Two.

The New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company formed in Port Moresby in late January 1942 and was granted “Separate Independent Establishment” status in October 1943. The company’s “founding father” was Major Don Small, who had witnessed Japanese air raids on Rabaul and realised that having lacked an effective early-warning system around New Britain meant that the defenders were taken by surprise. At the time, gaps had also appeared in the coast-watching communications network because the territory administration ordered the withdrawal of civilian wireless operators when Japan entered the war.

Location

Address:Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
NEW GUINEA AIR WARNING
WIRELESS COY A.I.F.


In Memory
of all who served
Source: MA
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