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70th Mobile Searclight Battery Plaque / May 2013
70th Mobile Searclight Battery Plaque / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates those who served in the 70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery in the Darwin area from 1942-1945.

Location

Address:Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum , East Point, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.407549
Long: 130.819943
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:1942
Actual Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED
                             WITH THE
70TH AUSTRALIAN MOBILE SEARCH BATTERY
              IN THE DARWIN AREA
                         1942 - 1945


HEADQUARTERED AT BERRIMAH THE UNIT MANNED TWELVE
SECTIONS IN THE DARWIN AREA USING ENGLISH RADAR -
CONTROLLED 800-MILLION CANDLEPOWER SEARCHLIGHTS.
THE BATTERY WAS CREDITED WITH FOUR HALF-KILLS OF
DOWNED ENEMY AIRCRAFT

DEDICATED 1992
 

Source: MA
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