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Two metallic plaques with accompanying Ensign of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) displayed in the vestibule of the School.
Note: The School has permission to use the R.A.A.F. Ensign as per the below letter.
"New Lambton Public School (Newcastle)
You have been granted approval to use the Ensign of the RAAF. The Ensign was approved in its current form by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1981 and proclaimed an Australian flag by His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1982. This effectively made the Ensign the Battle Ensign of the RAAF. Accordingly, the Ensign is always to be treated with the dignity and respect befitting the proud history of the RAAF.
R.V RICHARDSON Air Vice-Marshal Assistant Chief of the Air Staff - Personnel and Resource Management, May 1995."
COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE PRESENTED TO NEW LAMBTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
During World War II - New Lambton Public School was the site of no. 02 Fighter Sector. This unit was the control centre for the air defence of Newcastle and the central training school for all Fighter sectors personnel. No. 02 Fighter sector was operational from 25th February 1942 to 3rd December 1944. This plaque is presented by No. 03 control reporting unit and the radar air defence branch of the RAAF association in the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific. 15th August 1995.
This plaque was unveiled by Councillor John McNaughton A.M; F.I.S. Aust Lord Mayor of Newcastle 17th August 1995, at a school assembly to thank those who served at the school and elsewhere during WWII. New Lambton remembers.
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