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Catalina Branch RAAFA Vic

A commemorative broadcast to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who served in Catalina aircraft.

22 August 2021 02:30 pm - 22 August 2021 03:00 pm
Online event
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold a live service. While we cannot join together to give remembrance, a commemorative broadcast honours all those who served in Catalina aircraft during the Second World War. 

The Catalina was a flying boat used by the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. It was capable of flying long distances, and did not need a runway to take off or land, making it a versatile aircraft.

The primary use of the Catalina was as a bomber and mine-layer. But they were also used during evacuations, as scouts, in search and rescue operations, and even as a passenger and mail carrier during the war. The motto of Catalina squadrons was 'The First and the Furthest.'

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Reviewed 19 August 2021

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