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Roayal Australian Navy & HMAS Melville Plaque/ April 2013
Roayal Australian Navy & HMAS Melville Plaque/ April 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates those who served on the  Royal Australian Navy Ships and HMAS Melville (Shore Base) during the first air raid on Darwin on the 19th February 1942 and subsequent raids.

Location

Address:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466696
Long: 130.840137
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:19-February-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th February, 1992
Front Inscription

                               ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
                                    DEDICATED 19th FEBRUARY 1992

                  THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MEMBERS OF
                  THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY WHO SERVED IN THE 
                  SHIPS LISTED BELOW AND HMAS MELVILLE (SHORE
                  BASE) ON 19th FEBRUARY 1942 DURING THE 1st
                  JAPANESE AIR RAID ON DARWIN AND THOSE WHO
                  DEFENDED DARWIN DURING SUBSEQUENT RAIDS. IT
                  HONOURS THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
                                  
        'LEST WE FORGET'

                                           (List of Ships) 
                                    THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
                THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAL ASSOCIATION
                                         CDRE J.L.W.MERSON RAN RTD.

 

Source: TOH, SKP,MA
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