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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.
|Address:||Esplanade, Bicentennial Park adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466696|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 19th February, 1992|
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.