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Plinth with etched plaque showing the layout plan of Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Station Bundaberg as it was during World War Two. Includes outline of three aircraft types flown from the base.
It honours the men and women of who trained, worked and died on duty at Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Station Bundaberg during World War Two.
With the outbreak of World War Two, it was decided as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme to requisition Bundaberg Airport and develop it as a Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Flying Training School.
Known as RAAF Station Bundaberg it was initially used in 1941 by No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School RAAF (12 EFTS), until 12 EFTS relocated to Lowood Aerodrome (located at Tarampa) on 12 January 1942. No. 8 Service Flying Training School RAAF then operated from the base.
|Address:||Airport Drive, Bundaberg Hinkler Airport, Bundaberg, 4670|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -24.898696|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||16-October-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-July-1947|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 20th May, 1996|
Officially Dedicated On 20 May 1996 by Mayor Cr. Nita Cunningham to commemorate RAAF Station Bundaberg
1940 - 1946
Erected with community support by the RAAF Association Bundaberg and District Brnach to commemorate RAaF Station Bundaberg
16 October 1941 - 3 July 1947
Unveiled by Group Captain N. P. Middleton CO 3 AD
19 November 1988