18 Squadron NEIPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the Australian, Dutch and Javanese personnel who died in sevice with 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI) during World War Two.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.280169|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 23rd April, 1987|
18 Squadron NEI 1942 - 1945
18 Squadron NEI formed in April 1942 amd was composed of Australian, Dutch and Javanese personnel. Flying Mitchells the squadron carried out anti-submarine patrols, anti-shipping and bombing missions against the Japanese. Part of the Netherlands East Indies Forces from July 1942, the squadron remained under Australian operational control. The RAAF component of the unit was disbanded in November 1945.
This plaque commemorates those who died in service with 18 Squadron NEI.
This plaque was first dedicated at the Australian War Memorial on 23 April 1987 and relocated here November 2000.