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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 31 Beaufighter Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) during World War Two.

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

The Squadron was formed in August 1942 and disbanded in July 1946 after seeing action against the Japanese in the South West Pacific theatre of World War Two. During the war, it operated the Bristol Beaufighter, which it operated in long-range fighter and ground-attack missions.

Note: This plaque was dedicated on 1 June 2001 at a ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. Note that the dedication ceremony for this plaque was rescheduled, and as such differs from the date as inscribed on the plaque.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280191
Long: 149.147892
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:August-1942
Approx. Event End Date:July-1946


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 1st June, 2001
Front Inscription

To commemorate those who served in Royal Australian Air Force 31 Beaufighter Squadron  

South West Pacific Area
World War II

"We will remember them"

Dedicated 26. 4. 90

Source: MA
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