The latest Project of the 'Children of the 450'
The restoration of the 53yr old 450 Squadron Memorial located at RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW.
Stage 1: Proudly funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, under the "Saluting their Service Commemorations Grant" along with substantial donations from members, family and friends of the 450, began in September 2010. This stage of the project included the complete restoration of the 53yr old 450 Squadron Memorial with the inclusion of two time capsules, and was completed in March 2011.
Stage 2: A proposed structure bearing the names of all 800 men who served on the
450 Squadron during its WWII Tour of Duty in Palestine, Trans-Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily and Italy. It is proposed that this structure be installed within the 450 Squadron memorial gardens in the grounds of RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW Australia.
The cost of this Memorial is in the vicinity of $25,000 which is to be raised by the 'Children of the 450',family and Friends of the 450. If you wish to contribute to this major historic project, please donate now, by clicking on the donation button below.
Like all other not-for-profit associations we rely heavily on the generosity of others and the time given by our volunteers who manage the association.
All donations received by our association, no matter how large or small, are accepted with great appreciation and respect. We thank you sincerely for your support.
Our 71 year old not-for-profit association, established in Italy in November 1943 was managed by a group of the original members of No. 450 Squadron until April 2006, when it was handed down to the 'Children of the 450' to continue in their fathers' footsteps.
'To promote the contribution of the 450 Squadron RAAF to world peace and perpetuate the memories of the squadron members.'
Membership has steadily grown, with a combination of
Life Members–veterans and widows of No. 450 Squadron,
Full Members–direct descendants of the veterans of No. 450 Squadron known as the 'Children of the 450', and
AssociateMembers–'Friends of the 450'.
If you are interested in joining our elite association, click on the
'Join the Ranks of the 450' button below
The 450 Squadron RAAF Association Incorporated is indebted to the late Alan J Harris dec.,
a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force on loan to the 450 Squadron RAAF during his WWII tour of duty in the Middle East.
Alan's loyal support and legacy has made this Website a reality, in the name of the famous Desert Harassers®.
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