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Royal Australian Air Force Breddan : 23-April-2011
Royal Australian Air Force Breddan : 23-April-2011

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Memorial commemorates personnel who served at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Breddan during World War Two.

Originally intended as a satellite field for Charters Towers, Breddan was primarily a maintenance base, with No 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, No 6 Central Receiving Depot, Nos 10 and 12 Repair and Salvage Unit and No 1 Torpedo Maintenance Unit all being located at the base at various stages between 1943 and 1947.

Note: Charters Towers RSL closed March 2013.

 

Location

Address:Prior & Hewett Streets, RSL Club, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.059466
Long: 146.262506
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th May, 1992
Front Inscription

           R.A.A.F. BASE BREDDAN

This Memorial Is Dedicated To The RAAF & WRAAF Personnel
                 Who Served On The
RAAF Base Breddan During World War Two.

Units stationed On Breddan From 1942 to 1945
             10 R.S.U.         12 R.S.U.
             
1 T.M.U.            6 C.R.D.  
                        
13 A.R.D.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary Of The Commencement
Of Breddan A Reunion Was held 8. 5. 92 to 10.5.92
               In Charters Towers

Back Inscription

This Memorial Was Unveiled By
ALD. DOROTHY BIRGAN, Mayor
Charters Towers City Council
               and
CLR.PETER BLACK Chairman
   Dalrymple Shire Council
    and was dedicated by
REV. KEN BINGHAM (ex 13 A.R.D.)
     10th May 1992.

Source: MA
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