{MEMORIAL SITE GOVE NT}
{LEST WE FORGET}
Place: Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, 0880
District: Arnhem
Orientation: On map as Gove
Location: Arafura Memorial Park, Chesterfield Circuit, opposite shopping centre
Position: 12 11 07 S     136 47 15 E
Ref: 80023
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The memorial consists of two boulders, with plaques, inside a fenced area with two flagpoles. On the north-east side of this area is a Wall of Remembrance with a number of plaques.
Plaque on southern boulder
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO DIED TO
PRESERVE THE WAY OF
LIFE WE ALL ENJOY TODAY
LEST WE FORGET


Plaque on northern boulder
TO COMMEMORATE THE MEMORY
OF

FLIGHT SERGEANT WILLIAM GOVE
KILLED IN ACTION
20 APRIL 1943

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
HIS SON WILLIAM
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE TRAGIC EVENT

- LEST WE FORGET -

Erected by Nabalco Pty Limited on behalf of the Gove Joint Venture participants

Plaques on Wall of Remembrance
1st plaque
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE
AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
KOREA
1950 - 1952
"FOR SNOWY"
2nd plaque
UNITS BASED IN THE GOVE AREA - WW2
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN
AIR FORCEAUSTRALIAN ARMY
No. 83 Squadron - Boomerang fighters159 Light Anti Aircraft Battery - B troop
No. 42 Squadron - Catalina flying boats232 Light Anti Aircraft Battery - D troop
No. 13 Squadron - Ventura bombers108 Light Anti Aircraft Battery
No. 1 Squadron - Beaufort bombers (detachment)Nothern [sic] Territory Special Reconnaissance
No. 321 Radar Squadron - YirrkalaUnit
No. 312 Radar Squadron - Wessel Islands
No. 3 Airfield Construction Squadron (detachment)ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
No. 8 Airfield Construction SquadronCoastwatching Stations -
No. 9 Airfield Construction Squadron (detachment)         Wessel Is. (P/O J. Jensen)
No. 56 Operational Base Unit          Yirrkala (H. Thornell)
No. 11 Signals Unit
R.A.A.F. Marine Section (detachment)CIVIL
No. 12 Survey and Design UnitCivil Construction Corps

3rd plaque
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE
AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
VIETNAM
1958 - 1973
4th plaque
Insignia of Royal Australian Air Force
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS OF
NO.83 SQUADRON R.A.A.F. WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE, AND ALL WHO SERVED
IN KEEPING THE BOOMERANG AIRCRAFT FLYING
FROM BASES IN GOVE AND MILINGIMBI.
Dedicated November 1995
5th plaque
Insignia of Royal Australian Air Force
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS OF
NO.13 SQUADRON R.A.A.F. WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE, AND ALL WHO SERVED
IN KEEPING THE VENTURA AIRCRAFT FLYING
FROM GOVE AND BASES IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA.
Dedicated November 1995
6th plaque
Insignia of Australia Remembers
WALL OF REMEMBRANCE
A PROJECT OF THE
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS COMMITTEE
50 YEARS 1945 - 1995
W.J. Scott - R&SL
S. Stirling MLA - ChairmanMajor  J Eastgate - NORFORCE
D. Stirling - Tres & SecI McKay 13 Sqdn - Publicity Off
P. Koemets - Assist. Tres/SecP Callaghan - Historian

7th plaque
Insignia of Royal Australian Air Force
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS OF
NO.42 SQUADRON R.A.A.F. WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE, AND ALL WHO SERVED
IN KEEPING THE AIRCRAFT FLYING FROM THE
MELVILLE BAY, CATALINA, FLYING BOAT BASE.
Dedicated November 1995
8th plaque
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE
AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918


9th plaque
IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE
NORTHERN TERRITORY
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE UNIT
WHO SERVED IN EAST ARNEM LAND
FROM 1941 TO 1943
COMMANDED BY
SQUADRON LEADER DONALD THOMPSON


10th plaque
LEST WE FORGET
IN HONOUR OF THE
AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945
11th plaque
THIS WALL WAS UNVEILED
BY THE
HON. AUSTIN ASCHE AC QC
ON
5 NOVEMBER 1995
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