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The memorial commemorates 23 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) who used the area at Wyaralong Dam for bombing and gunnery range practice before departing for combat duty during in World War Two. It recognises the relationship established during World War Two between the Philp family of "Wyaralong" and their descendants with No. 23 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force.


Address:Beaudesert Boonah Road, Mount Joyce Recreation Park , Wyaralong, 4310
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.913504
Long: 152.884161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

No 23 Squadron

During World War 11, No.23 Squadron, and other
Royal Australian Airforce Squadrons (RAAF) based
in South East Queensland, used the Wyaralong
area south of this point, as a deployed airfield for
bombing and gunnery range practice before
departing for combat operations in Papua New
Guinea. So began the association between No 23
Squadron and Wyaralong land holders that
continues to this day.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is found across Australia,
including this area. It has been a part of the official
RAAF emblem since 1939.

Source: MA
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