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A monument commemorates 200 Special Duties Flight Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) and Z Special Unit.

During 1945, 200 Liberator Special Duties Flight and Z Services Reconnaissance Department operated from Leyburn aerodrome conducting secret operations by commandos behind enemy lines in Borneo.

Location

Address:Toowoomba-Karara Road, Liberator Park, Leyburn, 4365
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.006172
Long: 151.586953
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th April, 1987
Front Inscription

Plaque :

R.A.A.F.
200 Liberator Special Duties Flight

Z SPECIAL UNIT
Service Reconnaissance Department
LEYBURN 1945

This stone stands in memory, a symbol of the strength, cohesion and endurance of all who faced the rigours and solitude of service here. For some, the glad adventure, its joy, its peril , perhaps an unknown end. For most, long unrewarding toil and often grief for those whose aims they served . All joined their several strengths and divers skills in a driving effort for the common cause.

Unveiled By HIS EXCELLENCY SIR WALTER CAMPBELL Q.C. Governor of Queensland
26th April 1987

Plaque :

In particular we remember the following R.A.A.F. aircrews and the undercover ground operators of "Z" Special Unit Reconnaissance Department who departed Leyburn and gave their lives in Borneo and Timor.

R.A.A.F
[ Names ]

"Z" Special Unit
[ Names ]

Plaque :

This was only a little unit, that was thrown into the fight.  An unobtrusive name they gave us we were called 200 Flight.
Yes, little in number, but big in heart were the members of this mob, and every man in ev ery trade did a find and noble job.

 

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