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Memorial to the more than 1500 pilots who passed through the No 5 Service Flying Training School conducted, here at Uranquinty, by the R.A.A.F. during the Second World War under the Empire Air Training Scheme. The memorial also commemorates all those pilots who trained at Uranquinty and subsequently lost their lives and who have no known graves.

The Empire Training Scheme was established by the Governments of Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia at the end of 1939 to provide the crews to fly the warplanes produced by the war-time factories. Under the Scheme, Australians retained their distinct identity and status as members of the RAAF.  It was formed at RAAF Station Uranquinty, New South Wales, in October 1941, and disbanded in February 1946.

Location

Address:Olympic Highway, Wirraway Park, Uranquinty, 2652
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.192755
Long: 147.246114
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th September, 1999
Front Inscription

Plaque:
5 Service Flying Training School
RAAF Uranquinty

within the Empire Air Training Scheme
during World War II graduated over fifteen hundred pilots
for the defence of Australia and the Commonwealth.  

In remembrance of those killed
and especially those without known graves.  

Plaque:
         1956 - 2006
Presented by Members
               of
Naval Airman Aircrew Course 18  
R.A.A.F. Pilots Course 27  

Commemorating 50th anniversary
of commencement of flying training

    Unveiled April 2006

Source: MA
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