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For Those Who Served- No 1 Fighter Wing / May 2013
For Those Who Served- No 1 Fighter Wing / May 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

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, Australian Aviation Heritage 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
Actual Event STart Date:1942
Actual Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO SERVED IN
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
No 1 FIGHTER WING
DARWIN AREA WORLD WAR 11
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM "

                              SPITFIRE ASSOCIATION

 

 

Source: MA
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