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18 Squadron NEI : 2-April-2011
18 Squadron NEI : 2-April-2011
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A plaque commemorates the Australian, Dutch and Javanese personnel who died in sevice with 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI) during World War Two.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
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:Thursday 23rd April, 1987
Front Inscription

18 Squadron NEI 1942 - 1945

18 Squadron NEI formed in April 1942 and 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.

 

Source: MA
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