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16-November-2015
16-November-2015

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A plaque commemorates that No. 1 Engineering School, No. 1 Embarkation Depot, and No. 2 Hospital of the Royal Australian Air Force occupied the showgrounds from March 1940 to October 1946 during World War Two.

Location

Address:Epsom Road, Melbourne Showgrounds, Geoffrey Howell Lawn, Ascot Vale, 3032
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.782275
Long: 144.912927
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th May, 1997
Front Inscription

R.A.A.F.     W.A.A.A.F.

No. 1 Engineering School, No 1 Embarkation Depot, & No. 2 Hospital, of the Royal Australian Air Force, occupied these showgrounds from March 1940 to October 1946. Other R.A.A.F. units formed here prior to fighting in the Pacific area. Many of their Airmen died in the bat­tles.

Lest We Forget

This plaque, by the Training & Support units branch of the R.A.A.F. Association commemo­rates the formation of each and every R.A.A.F. Mainland non-operational station was unveiled on 7-5-1997

 

 

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