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The plaque commemorates those who served in the Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two.

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

The Fairmile ships carried out convoy duties, anti-submarine patrols, shore bombardment, coastal patrols, landings, commando raids, survey duties and dropped off and picked up coast watchers mainly in the South West Pacific areas 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:Tuesday 19th August, 2008
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1939 - 1945

Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian Navy 

In honour of all who served in Fairmiles, Harbour Defence Motor Launches, and other small vessels during the Second World War in
Australian waters and the South-West Pacific Area.

ML813 was the first of 35 Fairmiles built in Australia.

These ships were known by their numbers, not names.

Dedicated by Fairmile Association, August 2008


Source: MA
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