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Royal Australian Navy 1939 - 1945 : 25-October-2011
Royal Australian Navy 1939 - 1945 : 25-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the service of the men, women and ships of the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two. 

From the outbreak of the Second World War until the cessation of hostilities in August 1945 the men, women and ships of the Royal Australian Navy served in every theatre of operations, from the tropical Pacific to the frigid Russian convoys. They took part in almost every major naval battle from the hunting of the Bismarck, the landings on D Day through to the savage kamikaze attacks in the Philippines and Okinawa.

The personnel and ships of the RAN helped the Allied Navies establish and maintain command of the seas. It was this command that allowed the troops, equipment and material of war to flow to the battle fronts in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Ultimately, it was command at sea that allowed the Allied forces to finally win the war.


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

      1939 - 1945

Source: MA,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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