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Middle East Voluntary Aid Detachment : 21-September-2011
Middle East Voluntary Aid Detachment : 21-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Tree commemorates those who served with the Middle East Voluntary Aid Detachment during World War Two. 

The Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) was a voluntary unit of civilians providing nursing care for military personnel in the United Kingdom and various other countries in the British Empire. The most important periods of operation for these units were during World War One and World War Two.  Although VADs were intimately bound up in the war effort, they were not strictly speaking military nurses, as they were not under the control of the military.

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

MIDDLE EAST
VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT

Source: MA,SKP
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