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Royal Australian Air Force Memorial : 24-November-2012
Royal Australian Air Force Memorial : 24-November-2012

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A monument commemorates members of the Royal Australian Air Force Memorial who served in No 11 Elementary Flying Training School during World War Two.


Address:Ed McKeough Drive, Benalla Airport, Benalla, 3672
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.552692
Long: 145.996961
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th June, 1995
Front Inscription

Royal Australian Air Force
Benalla 1941 - 1945

No 11 Elementary Flying Training School

Dedicated to those who served at the R.A.A.F. Benalla and to all associated with Tiger Moths

Unveiled by Air Commodore M. J. Rawlinson 17th June 1995

Left Side Inscription

No. 11 E.F.T.S. Memorial Committee

E. A. Straughair (Chairman)  N. A. McQualter (Secretary / Treasurer)  N. J. Davis  N. A Vanner  K. R. Greaves  D. J. McKenzie  C. S. Maxwell

The members of the No.11 E.F.T.S. Committee wish to express their thanks for the assistance received from organisations and individuals in the construction of this memorial and in particular Tattersall's for their donation to construct.

Right Side Inscription

Royal Australian Air Force

No. 11 Elementary Flying School occupied the Benalla Aerodrome from 1941 to 1945.  During the Second World War.

Benalla was an important training establishment in the British Empire Air Training Scheme.  During its operation 2953 young pilots trained in Tiger Moth aircraft before progressing to advanced training in fighter and bomber aeroplanes.  These pilots served in all theatres of war, many never to return.

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of these pilots, the instructors, administration and ground support staff.

Lest We Forget

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