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The plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the air force branch of the Australian Defence Force. The RAAF was formed in March 1921. It continues the traditions of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), which was formed on 22 October 1912.

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Address:520 Sandy Bay Road, St Stephen`s Anglican Church, Sandy Bay, 7005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.908636
Long: 147.346241
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1921
Approx. Event End Date:1971


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th April, 1971
Front Inscription

               1921  1971

To Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary
of the Royal Australian Air Force

This Plaque was Unveiled by
The Governor of Tasmania,
His Excellency Lieutenant General
Sir Edric Bastyan KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB.,

On 4th April, 1971

The Gift of the Air Force Association (Tasmania Division)

Source: MA
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