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17-March-2015
17-March-2015
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates the first Australian Beaufighter squadron to serve in World War Two.

The squadron was formed in 1942, flying Beaufighter aircraft on long range attacks against Japanese troops in Papau New Guinea. The squadron also took part in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea in 1943, and was based in Canberra for a time before being disbanded in 1963.

Location

Address:Federal Highway, R.A.A.F Memorial Grove, Majura, 2609
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.211571
Long: 149.190164
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd October, 2004
Front Inscription

1942                              1945
30 BEAUFIGHTER SQUADRON
       "STRIKE SWIFTLY"

THE WENT WITH WINGS TO BATTLE
A LONG JOURNEY - MILNE BAY, PNG,
TO LABUAN, BORNEO - FOUGHT IN THE 
BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA 

       LEST WE FORGET 


POST WAR OPERATIONS 1946 -1956
           RAAF BASES: 
FAIRBURN (sic) - RICHMOND - SCHOFIELDS - WILLIAMTOWN

 

Source: MA
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