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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 454 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) during World War Two and honours those who lost their lives. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

No. 454 Squadron was a unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) that served during World War Two. The squadron was raised in Australia under the Empire Air Training Scheme in mid-1941, but was disbanded shortly afterwards. It was re-formed later in 1941 from mainly British personnel and subsequently took part in the fighting in the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre before being disbanded in August 1945.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th February, 2005
Front Inscription

                    454
               SQUADRON
                   RAAF
Baltimore Bomber Squadron  
RAF Desert Air Force - Middle East and Italy

To Honour Comrades Killed  
September 1942 - August 1945

454 Squadron Conducted Day Searches In The Eastern
Mediterranean In 1942 - 44; Formation Strikes In The Aegean
Sea And Against The Gothic Line, Italy, in 1944-45; And Night
Attacks In Northern Italy In 1945

Lest We Forget

Dedicated By The 454 - 459 Squadrons Association

 

Source: MA
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