Flying Officer Thomas Henniker Print Page
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:||Sydney Highway & Clunies-Ross Avenue, West Island, 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
Flying Officer Thomas James Henniker 0411012
Pilot No. 10 Squadron RAAF
Who Died During The Course Of Duty
Aboard 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