A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A/B Hornet from No. 75 Squadron based at RAAF Base Tindal will conduct a flypast over Darwin City as part of the 79th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Commemorative Service.
DATE: Friday 19 February
TIME: Approximately 10am
VENUE: The Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade, Darwin City
FLYPAST DETAILS: The F/A-18A/B Hornet will approach from the south-east and conduct a pass over The Cenotaph at approximately 250 feet above the ground, and at a speed of up to 850 kilometres per hour. The aircraft will then conduct a second pass approaching from the north-west, before returning to RAAF Base Tindal.
On 19 February 1942 Darwin was bombed by two separate Japanese air raids becoming the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.
Hundreds of servicemen and civilians lost their lives, and countless others were injured. Each year the city and the nation come together to pay tribute and remember the service and sacrifice of the men and women who endured and who were lost.
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