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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.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park -adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2003|
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.