New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Coy A.I.F Print Page
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.
|Address:||Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.858434|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1942|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1945|
NEW GUINEA AIR WARNING
WIRELESS COY A.I.F.
of all who served