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18 Squadron : 22-September-2011
18 Squadron : 22-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A Lombardy Poplar tree commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force and Netherlands personnel who lost their lives while serving in 18 Squadron during World War Two and those who have since passed on. 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th November, 1990
Front Inscription

Plaque:
THIS LOMBARDY POPLAR WAS DEDICATED 
18 NOVEMBER 1990 DURING A GATHERING OF
MEMBERS OF 18 SQUADRON NEI-RAAF
FORCES ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF 110  
COMRADES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1942-1945
AND THOSE WHO HAVE SINCE PASSED ON.  

Plaque:
In Remembrance Of
Netherland`s Service Personnel
Who Fell In Action

Source: MA,SKP
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