No. 1 Engineering School, No. 1 Embarkation Depot, & No. 2 HospitalPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Epsom Road, Melbourne Showgrounds, Geoffrey Howell Lawn, Ascot Vale, 3032|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.782275|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 7th May, 1997|
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