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A monument commemorates those who served in Royal Australian Air Force flying boat units during World War Two.


Address:Catalina & Waldron Streets, Catalina Park, Henley Beach South, 5022
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.931366
Long: 138.501651
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th August, 1995
Front Inscription



Left Side Inscription

In honour of those who served in RAAF Flying Boat Units during WWII 1939 - 1945

Australia and Pacific
11 Sqn (Seagull, Empire Flying Boats, Catalina)
20 Sqn (Catalina)
42 Sqn (Catalina)
43 Sqn (Catalina)
107 Sqn (Kingfisher, Dolphin,Catalina)

111 Air Sea Rescue Flight (Catalina)
​112 Air Sea Rescue Flight (Catalina)
​113 Air Sea Rescue Flight (Catalina)
​114 Air Sea Rescue Flight (Catalina, Martin Mariner)
​115 Air Sea Rescue Flight (Catalina)
​6 Communications Unit (Walrus, Catalina)
​8 Communications Unit 
(Walrus, Dornier, Catalina)

Great Britain
10 Sqn (Sunderland Flying Boats)
461 Sqn (S
underland Flying Boats)

Embarked Fleet Co-Operation Unit
9 Sqn (Walrus)

Flying Boat Transport Squadron
33 Sqn (Empire Flying Boats)
40 Sqn (Sunderland, Martin Mariner)
41 Sqn (Empire Flying Boats, Dornier, Martin Mariner)

Support Units
3 Operational Training Unit  (Walrus, Kingfisher, Catalina)
1 Flying Boat Maintenance Depot (Bowen, Rathmines)
1 Flying Boat Repair Depot (Lake Boga)

RAAF Marine Section
Water born operations, transport, supply, air sea rescue

These units played a vital role in the defence of freedom
Lest We Forget

Unveiled by His Worship Mayor Harold Anderson AM  JP
City of Charles Sturt 7th May 2004

Erected by the Catalina Clubs of Australia

Right Side Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

To honour those who served in Catalina Flying Boats in Australia and overseas in defence of freedom 1939 - 1945

Unveiled by His Worship Mayor Harold Anderson O.A.M., J.P.
City of Henley and Grange

6th August 1995

Source: MA
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