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28-September-2014
28-September-2014
Photographs supplied by Sandra O’Keefe

A plaque commemorates those who served and those who lost their lives while serving with 12 Squadron during World War Two. 12 Squadron was the first to be permanently based in Darwin in 1939.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE SERVICE IN THE DARWIN AREA OF NO. 12 SQUADRON RAAF

FORMED AT LAVERTON VICTORIA ON FEBRUARY 1939. IT MOVED TO DARWIN IN JULY 1939 AND WAS THE FIRST SQUADRON PERMANENTLY BASED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. IT OPERATED FROM DARWIN UNTIL OCTOBER 1943 AND THEN MOVED TO NEW GUINEA.

THIS PLAQUE HONOURS THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE SQUADRON AND THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

LEST WE FORGET.

DEDICATED 2003.

Source: MA,TOH
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