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Royal Newcastle Aero Club Roll of Honor : 11-August-2011
Royal Newcastle Aero Club Roll of Honor : 11-August-2011
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Royal Newcastle Aero Club Roll of Honour commemorates those who served in World War Two. 

Royal Newcastle Aero Club Honour Roll, inscribed with the names of 69 members who served in World War II, was unveiled by the Governor (Lieut-General Sir John Northcott) on Saturday morning. Sir John is Patron of tlhe club, but Saturday's visit was his first to its premises. Paying a tribute to the club for the work it was doing in training fliers, he said: "Here we have what is possibly the greatest aero club in the whole Empire." Sir John handed to the President (Mr. E. A. Pengelly) a letter from Buckingham Palace in reply to the club's expression of condolence to the Queen on the death of Queen Mary. Sir John Northcott was accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Northcott, Squadron Leader R. Nash, A.D.C., the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Ald. and Mrs. Purdue), the Minister for Lands (Mr. Hawkins) and the Town Clerk (Mr. Burges). The party watched a flying exhibition and inspected the grounds and buildings.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
1 June 1953.  


Address:604 New England Highway, Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Rutherford, 2320
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.705556
Long: 151.488611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th May, 1953
Front Inscription

1939 2nd World War 1945
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Source: NRWM, MA
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