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War Animals Plaque : Feb 2014
War Animals Plaque : Feb 2014

Photographs supplied by Nigel Allsop, President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation

The plaque is dedicated to all the animals that have served our nation in war and peace and the sacrifice they have made in battlefields across the world.

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp, a current-serving police-dog handler and President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation, was a driving force behind the war-animal memorial dedication.

Animals have played a very significant role in assisting our defence forces over the years and the memorial plaque is to show support for the many dogs, horses, mules, donkeys, camels and pigeons who have bravely served Australia. The recognition of animals in war is not new as three pigeons had been awarded the Dickin Medal- the equivalent of a Victoria Cross - in World War One and a British mine detection dog in Afghanistan has also received the same award.

Location

Address:Irene Street, Redcliffe RSL, Redcliffe, 4020
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.225409
Long: 153.113741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Link:http://www.facebook.com/AustralianW…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd February, 2014
Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO ALL
   WAR ANIMALS
     THEY ALSO
         SERVED

  LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA, AWA
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