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  • 5 Airfield Construction Squadron 2020

    12 July 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The urgent need for an organisation capable of producing airfields in forward positions at short notice while under threat of air attack led to the creation of No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron. The squadron was initially tasked with constructing an airfield at Wards Field, five miles from Port Moresby, in July 1942, which it did in the face of extraordinary difficulties.