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Catalina Branch RAAFA Vic with Wesley College

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

Event Details

Sunday, 20 August 2023 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

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'.

The Catalina Branch of the Royal Australian Air Force Association will be supported by students and staff of Wesley College at this service.

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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