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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 459 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) during World War Two.

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

No. 459 Squadron was formed in early 1942 and served as a maritime patrol and bomber unit in the Mediterranean theatre until early 1945, operating mainly Lockheed Hudson aircraft. In early 1945, the Squadron was transferred to the United Kingdom with the intention of being transferred to Royal Air Force (R.A.F.) Coastal Command and converting to Vickers Wellington bombers; however, due to a series of delays the conversion was not completed and the Squadron was disbanded in April 1945.



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
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:April-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th February, 2005
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459 Squadron RAAF

Hudsons, Venturas, Baltimores

Dedicated to comrades killed in the Second World War  

Formed 1942 - Disbanded 1945

459 Squadron operated with distinction with the RAF in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Areas, and supported the Italian Campaign

Lest We Forget

Dedicated by the 454 - 459 Squadrons Association


Source: MA
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