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The plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Quiberon and H.M.A.S. Quickmatch, Q Class destroyers which served in World War Two.

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

H.M.A.S. Quiberon (G81/D20/D281/F03) was a Q-class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Although built for the Royal Navy and remaining British property until 1950, Quiberon was one of two Q-class destroyers commissioned into the RAN during World War Two. 

H.M.A.S. Quickmatch (G92/D21/D292/F04) was a Q-class destroyer operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Although commissioned into the RAN in 1942, the ship was initially the property of the Royal Navy. Quickmatch served with both the British Eastern Fleet and British Pacific Fleet during World War Two. 


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st March, 2004
Front Inscription

In memory of 

HMAS Quiberon   HMAS Quickmatch
"Q" Class Destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy

'Seek and Subdue'  
Mediterranean 1942  
North Africa 1942-43  
Atlantic 1943  
Okinawa 1945  
Japan 1945

'Swift to Strike'  
English Channel 1942  
Atlantic 1943  
Sabang 1944
Okinawa 1945

Australian destroyers which served in many theatres of war as part of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla between 1942 and 1945


Source: MA
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