King's Cross 'Tsunami 9' Peace Garden Memorial

Description

Plaque in honour of the 'Tsunami 9' Westland WS-61 Sea King Helicopter Crash During Operation Sumatra April 2 2005. Registration # N16-100 Call Sign 'SHARK 02'

The 2005 Nias Island WS-61 Sea King crash, was the crash of a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter of 817 Squadron RAN at approximately 4 pm (local time) on 2 April 2005 with 11 personnel on board.

Media coverage: Article by Michael Gormly - http://www.altmedia.net.au/remembering-kings-cross-style/27436
'60 Minutes' Interview, Ray Martin. 2/4/2006 - http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/raymartin/259375/sea-king-down
'Kings Cross bikers honour the Tsunami 9', Article by Matt Pearson. 18 NOV 2011 - http://wentworth-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/kings-cross-bikers...

Inscription

In Memoriam

Dedicated to the nine ADF personnel killed in Sea King (SK50) helicopter crash whilst on humanitarian service on Nias Island, Indonesia April 2, 2005

Donated by Royal Australian NAVY (emblem), King's Cross Bikers Social and Welfare Club (emblem), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)(emblem)

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Ls Scott Bennet ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Matthew Davey ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Matthew Goodall ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Sgt Wendy Jones ACC KD RAAF 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Paul Kimlin ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Jonathon King ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Sqn Ldr Paul McCarthy ACC KD RAAF 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
F/Lt Lynne Rowbottom ACC KD RAAF 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
P/O Stephen Slattery ACC KD RAN 817 Sqn Operation Sumatra Assist view
Address
Ward Ave
Lawrence Hargrave Reserve
Potts Point NSW 2011
Recorded by
Rick 'Chips' Johnson, President Kings Cross Bikers Social and Welfare Club
Established date
2005
Dedication date
2005-06-26 00:00:00.0
Conflict/s
Indonesia, 2005 (Operation Sumatra Assist)

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