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Vampire Mark 35A jet training aircraft commemorates the No. 1 Royal Australian Air Force and Womens Royal Australian Air Force training school.

Location

Address:Lord Somers Road, Camping Park, Somers, 3927
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.394722
Long: 145.158889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
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:Friday 25th October, 1985
Front Inscription

Vampire Mk 35A.

This RAAF training aircraft symbolizes the use of Somers Camp during World War II as no. 1 initial training school, Royal Australian Air Force.

During the war years over 13,000 young men and women had their initial RAAF and WAAAF training at this camp.

Dedicated by Air Vice-Marshal P.J. Scully, Air Officer Commanding Support Command RAAF 25 October 1985

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