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ANZAC Day, the RAAF and WW2 Commander Grant Lindeman of Lemon Tree Passage – News Of The Area

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Grant Lindeman DFC with members of his squadron in front of a torpedo.

 

WITH ANZAC Day approaching, it’s probably appropriate to focus on the RAAF, as this year celebrates the centenary of its formation in 1921.

We will also trace the service of a certain Grant Lindeman who retired as a distinguished WW2 commander to become an oyster farmer in Lemon Tree Passage.

Today the RAAF has some 14,000 serving personnel and 309 aircraft.

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It’s hard to believe, but during WW2 the RAAF had 216,000 serving men and women consisting of 76 squadrons…



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