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04-December-2014
04-December-2014
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A plaque commemorates the loss of Catalina JX 435 of 240 Squadron Royal Air Force in 1945.

Location

Address:West Island, Airport Road, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
State:WA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.188333
Long: 96.829511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:27-June-1945
Actual Event End Date:27-June-2005

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th June, 2005
Front Inscription

Australian Government

This plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary since the loss of Catalina JX 435 of RAF Squadron 240 in which 9 persons lost their lives.  7 were never recovered.

Officially unveiled by the Hon Jim Lloyd MP Minister for Local Government, Terrirtories and Roads onn 27 June 2005

President Ron Grant  Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council
Senator Nigel Scullion  Senator for Northern Territory
The Hon Warren Snowdown MP  Member for Lingiari
Haji Zaitol Wallie  Imam Home Island Mosque
 

Source: MA
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