Wingham Vampire Jet Monument

Wingham Vampire Jet Monument
Description

During World War One, airships and other aircraft were used for military reconnaissance. Eight Australian Flying Corps (AFC) became part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and were attached to the British Flying Corps. The Australian Air Corps replaced the AFC 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.

The Manning River Branch of the Air Force Association donated a Vampire Jet and it was placed in Central Park to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

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
Bent Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Location/surrounding area
Central Park - Farquhar, Bent, Isabella and Wynter Streets [-31.869853, 152.374168]
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1971
Dedication date
14 August 1971
Conflict/s
All conflicts

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