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May-2013
May-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque commemorates those who served in the 70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery in the Darwin area from 1942 to 1945.

Location

Address:Alec Fong Lim Drive, Darwin Military Museum , East Point, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.407644
Long: 130.819786
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:1942
Actual Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

This plaque is dedicated to those who served with the 70th Australian Mobile Searchlight Battery in the Darwin area

1942 - 1945

Headquarted at Berrimah the unit manned twelve sections in the Darwin area using english radar - controlled 800 - million candlepower searchlights.

The Battery was credited with four half-kills of downed enemy aircraft

Dedicated 1992


 

Source: MA
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