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450 (R.A.A.F) Squadron Plaque / March 2013
450 (R.A.A.F) Squadron Plaque / March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque dedicated to those of 459 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who served and died during World War Two.

No. 450 Squadron was a unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two. It was the second RAAF Article XV squadron formed for service with the British military, under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. During its existence, 450 Squadron included personnel from several different British Commonwealth countries and/or air forces. The squadron's motto, "Harass", and its nickname, "The Desert Harassers", were derived from a comment by the Nazi propaganda broadcaster "Lord Haw Haw”, who described the unit as "Australian mercenaries whose harassing tactics were easily beaten off by the Luftwaffe."

Location

Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Chris Cunningham Park , Tweed Heads, 2485
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:1941
Actual Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

              SYRIA                                  EGYPT
              EL ALAMEIN                            LIBYA
                 SICILY                                  ITALY

                    450 (R.A.A.F.) SQUADRON
                                1941 -1945
                     THE DESERT HARASSERS
     Dedicated To Those Who Served And Those Who Died

Source: MA
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