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The plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the loss of Catalina JX 435 of 240 Squadron, Royal Air Force in 1945. Nine personnel lost their lives in the crash. 


Address:Sydney Highway & Clunies-Ross Avenue, West Island, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.188333
Long: 96.829511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:27-June-1945
Actual Event End Date:27-June-2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th June, 2005
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Australian Government

This plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary since the loss of Catalina JX 435 of RAF Squadron 240 in which
9 persons lost their lives.  7 were never recovered.

Officially unveiled by the Hon Jim Lloyd MP
Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads on 27 June 2005

President Ron Grant      Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council
Senator Nigel Scullion    Senator for Northern Territory
The Hon Warren Snowdown MP   Member for Lingiari
Haji Zaitol Wallie             Imam Home Island Mosque

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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