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War Animals Plaque
War Animals Plaque

Photographs supplied by Nigel Allsopp, 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 . The plaque is the first war animal plaque in Queensland. 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:196 Robina Town Centre Drive, War Memorial, Robina, 4226
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.076472
Long: 153.382322
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th May, 2012
Front Inscription

 DEDICATED TO ALL

   WAR ANIMALS

    THEY ALSO

       SERVED

 

LEST WE FORGET

Source: AWA
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