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British Pacific Fleet Plaque
British Pacific Fleet Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates those who served with the  British Pacific Fleet during World War Two.

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a multinational Allied force which saw action against Japan during World War Two. The fleet was formed on December 10, 1944, in Sydney, Australia. The BPF was based initially on ships detached from the British Eastern Fleet based in Sri Lanka.

It was eventually comprised of ships and/or personnel from the British Royal Navy (RN), British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The RAN`s contribution would undoubtedly have been greater, except that most of its vessels had been integrated with United States Navy formations since 1942. The United States Navy also contributed to the BPF, as did personnel from the South African Navy (SAN).


Address:High & Swanbourne Streets, Monument Hill, Fremantle, 6160
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.0525
Long: 115.756667
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


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Comprising 274 ships and 129,400 officers & men
1944 - 1945

Source: MA
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