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Historical photo of the base

Formed in 1939, the RAAF Station at Rathmines became one of the major flying boat bases for the RAAF during World War II, and housed Nos 9, 11, 20, 40,41, 43 and 107 Squadrons at various stages during the war. Following World War II, Rathmines was used as a training base, and the Officers' Training School formed there in 1950. In the early 1960s, Rathmines was closed and the site was sold.

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