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A Plaque and water proof glazed cabinet containing a concise history of the VAOC commemorates those who served in the Corps during World War Two. 

The Volunteer Air Observers Corps (VAOC) was an Australian air defence organisation of World War Two. The VAOC was formed on 31 December 1941 to support the Royal Australian Air Force by sighting and observing aircraft over Australia.  

The VAOC swiftly established observation posts across Australia and provided information to the RAAF's regional air control posts. As the threat to Australia declined the VAOC's role was expanded to include coast watching, assisting air traffic control and weather reporting. The VAOC was staffed by civilian volunteers and reached a peak strength of 24,000 personnel and 2,656 observation posts in 1944. 


Address:Matonga Street, Memorial Park , Tallangatta, 3700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.214086
Long: 147.176383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:June-1943
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 2008
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Victorian Air Observation Corps

This stone marks the role of local volunteers at Old Tallangatta in providing 24 hour surveillance of aircraft movements from mid-1943 to the end of World War 2.

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