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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 10 Squadron and 461 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 31st March, 2004
Front Inscription

10 Squadron - 461 Squadron
Royal Australian Air Force

Sunderland flying boat squadrons
Royal Air Force Coastal Command

At the outbreak of the Second World War, a detachment of 10 Squadron was already in England, and on Boxing Day 1939, they were joined by the main body of the squadron.  On ANZAC Day 1942, 461 Squadron was formed from 10 Squadron plus Australian reinforcements.  Both squadrons served with great distinction in Coastal Command, hunting U-boats, taking part in air-sea rescue missions, and escorting convoys.

Three weeks after victory in Europe, 461 Squadron was disbanded, and the aircraft turned over to 10 Squadron.  At war`s end, 10 Squadron was disbanded, but later reformed in Australia as part of the Maritime Search Group.

Dedicated by the RAAF Association Sunderland Branch


Source: MA
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