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No 1 Fighter Wing
No 1 Fighter Wing

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Chris McLaughlin

A plaque commemorates those who served in the No.1 Fighter Wing Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) in the Darwin area during World War Two. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the museum.

No.1 Fighter Wing was reformed on 7 October 1942 as a fighter unit comprising two Australian and one British flying squadrons equipped with Supermarine Spitfire aircraft, and a mobile fighter sector headquarters. The wing provided air defence to Darwin and several other key Allied bases in northern Australia until the end of the war, and was again disbanded in October 1945.

During its first months at Darwin, No. 1 Wing intercepted several of the air raids conducted against Northern Australia by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy.

Location

Address:557 Stuart Highway, Darwin Aviation Museum, Winnellie, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.425509
Long: 130.895642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1992
Front Inscription

To commemorate those who served in Royal Australian Air Force  No.1 Fighter Wing

Darwin area World War II

"We will remember them"

Spitfire Association
May 1992

 

 

 

Source: MA
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