Royal Australian Air Force Memorial

Taminda

 

Barnes Street, Taminda - Tamworth

 

In September 1940, the 6th Elementary Flying School was established at the aerodrome in this area now known as Taminda. The school had a compliment of 15 officers, 200 ground personnel and 48 trainee pilots who gained their flying instruction in Tiger Moths.

When World War 11 ended, the total number of Australians serving in the RAAF was 154,511. 137,200 of whom were serving in the South – West Pacific theatre. The majority of these personnel were trained at Airfield Training Establishments like the one here in Tamworth and scattered throughout Australia.

During World War 11, some 6,200 RAAF personnel were killed in action and this memorial is dedicated to their memory. It was erected by the Tamworth Branch of the Air Force Association.

 

"Lest We Forget"

 

 

 

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