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Fairey Firefly Aeroplane commemorates the airmen who served in World War Two.
The Fairey Firefly was designed and built in Britain during World War Two as an aircraft carrier borne fighter-reconnaissance aircraft and was perhaps the most successful of British wartime shipboard aeroplanes. The first Firefly flew on 22 December 1941 and after entering service with the Royal Navy in July 1944 was to see action in every operational theatre. Its action varied from attacks on the Tirpitz in Norwegian waters to sorties against the Japanese in Sumatra and it had the distinction of being the first British aircraft to fly over Tokyo during World War Two.
Fairey Firefly aircraft were procured by the Royal Australian Navy in June, 1949, for use on H.M.A.S. Sydney, and these aircraft operated in Korea for four months from October, 1951 and again in late 1953 until the Armistice. The Fairey Firefly Memorial to Airmen was donated by citizens of Griffith with a major part of funds provided by the Wade Shire Council.
|Address:||Banna & Jondaryan Avenues, Griffith, 2680|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.288858|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 26th April, 1969|
This Aircraft Acquired From H.M.A.S.
Albatross Nowra. Designed & Built In
Britain During 1941 As World War 11 Naval
Saw Active Service On H.M.A.S. Sydney In Korea.
2245 H.P. Rolls Royce Griffon 12 Cylinder
Liquid Cooled Engine. Max. Speed 386 m.p.h.
Donated By Citizens Of Griffith As A Memorial To Our Airmen