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A monument commemorates Flying Officer Thomas Henniker who died in a plane crash of the Cocos Islands in April 1991.
Flying Officer Thomas Henniker died when the P3 Orion airplane in which he was travelling crashed at Rumah Baru. All other crew members survived thanks to the rescue efforts of members of the local community.
|Address:||West Island, Airport Road, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.188333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-April-1991|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-April-1991|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 26th April, 1992|
In memory and honour of Flying Officer Thomas James Henniker who was tragically killed on 26th April 1991 while on duty on board P3 Orion Aircraft A9-754 which ditched at Cocos Island.
His family and friends, the RAAF and the Cocos Island community will never forget him.
Australia is proud of Flying Officer Henniker who served his nation with pride.
His name will live forever.
Lest We Forget
Dedicated to Flying Officer Thomas James Henniker 0411012
Pilot No. 10 Squadron RAAF who died during the course of duty on board Orion A9-754 which ditched at Cocos Island on the 26 April 1991
Unveiled by the survivors of A9-754 on the 26 April 1992
Sadly missed friend and fellow airman
Original plaque lies here within