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The tree was planted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which is the name given to the World War Two defence of the United Kingdom by the Royal Air Force (RAF) against an onslaught by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) which began at the end of June 1940.

In Britain, the officially recognised dates are 10 July – 31 October 1940, overlapping with the period of large-scale night attacks known as The Blitz.   The Battle of Britain has been described as the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.



Address:Welsby Parade, Bongaree, 4507
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.07319
Long: 153.155014
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:10-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:31-October-1940


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th September, 1990
Front Inscription

Per Ardua Ad Astra

In Commemoration Of
The 50th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain.
This Tree Was Planted On
16th September 1990
"Never In The Field Of Human Conflict
Was So Much Owed By So Many To So Few "

W. S. Churchill  1940

Source: MA
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