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17-March-2015
17-March-2015
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Plaque commemorates those who served with No 10 Squadron during World War Two. 

The squadron was formed in 1939 and saw active service during the Second World War, conducting anti-submarine operations and patrols from bases in the United Kingdom until it disbanded in late 1945. It was re-formed in Australia in 1949.

 

Location

Address:Federal Highway, RAAF Memorial Grove, Majura, 2609
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.211571
Long: 149.190164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Front Inscription
                     NO.10 SQUADRON RAAF 1939-45
This commemorative plaque recognises the contribution, during World War Two, of all No.10 Squadron members. A total of 151 members gave their lives during the conflict, including F/Sgt. Charles Harris and F/ Lt. John Bell on 18 June 1940 —the first Australian airmen killed in action in World War Two, during a covert humanitarian rescue operation over France, flying a Walrus amphibian aircraft.  No.10 Squadron served as an exclusive RAAF squadron unit flying Sunderland aircraft, attached to 19 Group RAF Coastal Command from 1939 - 45 and operating from Mt. Batten, Plymouth Sound, Devon, United Kingdom. The Squadron engaged in anti-submarine warfare for the protection of Allied shipping over the Western approaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the British Isles, the Bay of Biscay and Spanish waters, mounting 3,239 operational sorties. These sorties encompassed 42,951 flying hours and led to the sinking of enemy submarines. 
                               LEST WE FORGET
Source: MA
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