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Sunderland Crews Plaque : March 2014
Sunderland Crews Plaque : March 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The flag and plaque commemorates World War Two Sunderland crews.

No. 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force was the only Australian squadron to serve continuously for the duration of World War Two in Europe. Formed at Point Cook on 1 July 1939, 10 Squadron was initially equipped with a motley collection of seaplanes with the intention that these would shortly be replaced with six new Shorts Sunderland flying boats.

At the end of July 1939 a small group of squadron personnel proceeded to the United Kingdom for training on the new aeroplane which, it was planned, they would then fly back to Australia. While these personnel were in Britain, World War Two was declared and on 7 October 1939 the Australian Government ordered the squadron to remain there to assist the British war effort.


Address:Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
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


Front Inscription

Plaque :

Sunderland Squadrons

The above Flag was flown by 10 Squadron RAAF Sunderland RB-W when in overseas ports.

The aircraft destroyed one U-boat and damaged another.

In 1942 flying boat RB-W transported Lord Gort VC with the George Cross awarded by King George VI to the besieged island of Malta.

The Flag and the plaque are dedicated to the memory of World War 2 Sunderland Crews


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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