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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 458 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

No. 458 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron that operated during World War Two.  It was formed in Australia under Article XV of the Empire Air Training Scheme. The squadron flew various versions of Vickers Wellington bombers, first in Europe and later in the Middle East. It was disbanded in mid-1945, following the conclusion of hostilities in Europe.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280381
Long: 149.147741
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:Friday 1st November, 2002
Front Inscription

This memorial plaque commemorates the sacrifices
and achievements of 458 Squadron which served
with distinction with Bomber Command in Europe and with
Middle East Command in the Mediterranean theatre
during the Second World War.

They served and are not forgotten

Source: MA
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