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New Lambton Public School Commemorative Plaque was presented to the school on the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and commemorates that the school was used as the site for No.2 Fighter Sector during World War Two. 

New Lambton Public School was requisitioned by the government for military use during World War Two and became Nº2 Fighter Sector Headquarters. The unit that took up residence at the school was known as Nº2 Fighter Sector (FS). This unit was responsible for fighter aircraft control and coordination for the Newcastle region and was set up on 25 February 1942. Squadron Leader M.H. Everest was the first Commanding Officer and the principal aircraft controller.

Pupils were sent to neighbouring schools.

Location

Address:Regent Street (Corner Regent Street & Rugby Road), New Lambton Public School , New Lambton, 2305
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.922154
Long: 151.713267
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th August, 1995
Front Inscription

COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE
             Presented to
NEW LAMBTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
 

During WW2 , New Lambton Was The Site Of No 2 Fighter Sector.
This Unit Was The Control Centre For The Air Defence Of Newcastle And The Central Training School For All Fighter Sectors Personnel.

No. 02 Fighter Sector Was Operational From 25th February 1942 to 3rd December 1944.

This Plaque Is Presented By No. 03 Control Reporting Unit And The Radar Air Defence Branch Of The RAAF Association
In The 50th Anniversary Of Victory In The Pacific.

                  15th August 1995

(Lower Plaque)

This Plaque Was Unveiled By COUNCILLOR JOHN McNAUGHTON A.M; F.I.S. AUST. Lord Mayor Of Newcastle
17th August 1995, At A School Assembly
To Thank Those Who Served At The School And Elsewhere During WWII
NEW LAMBTON REMEMBERS

 

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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