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