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A monument commemorates 23 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who used the area at Wyaralong Dam for bombing and gunnery range practice before departing for combat duty during in World War Two. The Plaque recognises the relationship established during World War Two between the Philp family of "Wyaralong" and their descendants with No. 23 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force.
|Address:||Beaudesert Boonah Road, Mount Joyce Recreation Park , Wyaralong, 4310|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.913504|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
No 23 Squadron
During World War 11, No.23 Squadron, and other
Royal Australian Airforce Squadrons (RAAF) based
in South East Queensland, used the Wyaralong
area south of this point, as a deployed airfield for
bombing and gunnery range practice before
departing for combat operations in Papua New
Guinea. So began the association between No 23
Squadron and Wyaralong land holders that
continues to this day.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is found across Australia,
including this area. It has been a part of the official
RAAF emblem since 1939.