450 Squadron RAAF Association Inc.


Welcome to the official association of the famous ​450 Squadron RAAF Desert Harassers®

PAST Project of the 'Children of the 450' 

The restoration of the 53yr old 450 Squadron Memorial located at RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW. 

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.

CURRENT project

NEW 450 Squadron Monument

A PUBLIC monument honouring those 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 monument be installed in a location accessible to all civilian and defence force personnel. The public installation site for this structure is currently under review.
The design and location is expected to be be revealed by November 2020.

The current estimated cost for this monument is in excess of $75,000 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 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.

DONATIONS will be accepted by

  • Cheque Payable to
    ​450 Squadron RAAF Association Inc. and mailed to
    PO Box W79 Cessnock West NSW 2325 Australia


  • Direct Deposit
    Account Name:450 Squadron RAAF Association Inc.
    Account Number: 166833​
    Westpac Banking Corporation

If you are an international donor please contact our secretary to discuss other payment options,

thank you

Our 76 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. 

Mission of the ‘Children of the 450’

'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 Membersveterans and widows of No. 450 Squadron

Full Membersdirect 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