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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The Plaque is dedicated to the personnel of No.24 Squadron RAAF who lost their lives during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

No. 24 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force squadron. The squadron was formed in 1940 and saw action as a bomber squadron during World War Two serving in the Pacific theatre against the Japanese, and undertaking operations during the Battle of Rabaul and the New Guinea, New Britain and Borneo campaigns. The squadron was disbanded in 1946 following the conclusion of hostilities, but was re-formed in 1951.

From then until 2010 the squadron was an RAAF Reserve squadron located near Adelaide, South Australia; for part of this time, until 1960, the squadron continued to perform flying duties, before converting to a ground support role. In 2010, the squadron combined with Combat Support Unit Edinburgh to become a Permanent Air Force unit and it currently forms part of No. 96 Wing, Combat Support Group.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280195
Long: 149.147897
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 17th June, 2006
Front Inscription

No.24 Squadron RAAF

Formed at Amberley, Queensland, on 17 June 1940, the squadron was one of the first to be involved in action against the Japanese in the South West Pacific area in defence of Australia and its territories.

The squadron reformed in 1942 after savage fighting in defence of Rabaul, operating in a number of theatres, and with a range of aircraft.  Disbanded in 1946, the squadron was reformed in 1951 as the City of Adelaide Squadron. 

Pacific 1941-45  Rabual 1942  New Britain 1943  
Markham Valley 1943-44  New Guinea 1943-44  
Darwin 1944  Morotai  Borneo 1945

Dedicated by past and present members to those of the squadron
who paid the supreme sacrifice

 

 

Source: MA
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