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A tree commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which is the name given to the World War Two defence of the United Kingdom by the Royal Air Force (RAF) against an onslaught by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) which began at the end of June 1940.
In Britain, the officially recognised dates are 10 July – 31 October 1940, overlapping with the period of large-scale night attacks known as The Blitz. The Battle of Britain has been described as the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.
|Address:||Welsby Parade, Bongaree, 4507|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.07319|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-July-1940|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-October-1940|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 16th September, 1990|
Per Ardua Ad Astra
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
This tree was planted on 16th September 1990
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few "
W. S. Churchill 1940