Wingham Vampire Jet Monument

Wingham Vampire Jet Monument
Description

A Vampire Jet mounted on a column, donated by the Manning River Branch of the Air Force Association located in Central Park, Wingham. The memorial commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

During the First World War, airships and other aircraft were used for military reconnaissance. Eight Australian Flying Corps (A.F.C.) became part of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) and were attached to the British Flying Corps. The Australian Air Corps replaced the A.F.C. in January 1920 and became the Australian Air Force on 31 March 1921 and with the King's consent, became the Royal Australian Air Force on 13 August 1921.

Inscription

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
AIR VICE-MARSHALL W.E. TOWNSEND
C.B., G.B.E., F.A.I.M.
ON 14th AUGUST 1971
DONATED BY:
MANNING RIVER BRANCH - AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION
TO COMMEMORATE THE
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
ERECTED BY
THE WINGHAM MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, SERVICE
ORGANISATIONS AND PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION.

Address
Central Park
Bent Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Local Government Area
  • Mid-Coast Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1971
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
14 August 1971
Dedication date
14 August 1971
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • All conflicts

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