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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 458 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  during World War Two.

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

No. 458 Squadron was formed in Australia under Article XV of the Empire Air Training Scheme. The squadron flew various versions of Vickers Wellington bombers, first in Europe and later in the Middle East. It was disbanded in mid-1945, following the conclusion of hostilities in Europe.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280381
Long: 149.147741
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:Friday 1st November, 2002
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This memorial plaque commemorates the sacrifices and achievements of 458 Squadron which served with distinction with Bomber Command in Europe and with Middle East Command in the Mediterranean theatre during the Second World War.

They served and are not forgotten

Source: MA
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