New Lambton Public School - World War II Airforce Memorial

Description

Metallic plaque (SEE 'Inscription', below)

NOTE. The school has permission to use the RAAF Ensign:

'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. The following conditions apply to the use of the Ensign:

The Ensign is for display purposes only and is not to be paraded at any time

If not flown on a mast, the Ensign should preferably be attached to a staff approx 2.6m in length, thereby allowing the Ensign to hang properly

The Ensign is not to be used for decorative purposes on walls, tables, platforms or in any similar manner, nor is it to be used to cover or dress a casket

When displayed with other flags the Ensign must be placed in the proper order of precedence, and raised and lowered in order of precedence

If flown on a flagpole, the Ensign is to be placed at half mast on ANZAC Day until noon and, on Remembrance Day from 1030 hours until 1103 hours

The Ensign is not normally flown at half mast on State occasions unless placed in close proximity to other national or Service flags

If flown on a flagpole, the Ensign should be lowered at sunset each day and, when being raised or lowered on a flagpole, is to be prevented from touching the ground

May 1995
R.V RICHARDSON
Air Vice-Marshal
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff -
Personnel and Resource Management'

Inscription

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

Address
Vestibule, New Lambton Public School, Regent Street
New Lambton NSW 2305
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
New Lambton Public School - Class 5N
Established date
1995
Dedication date: 
1995-08-17 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
17/08/1995

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