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No. 8 Squadron RAAF

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35 relations: Australian Flying Corps, Avro 504, Bristol Beaufort, British Malaya, Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom), Distinguished Flying Medal, Douglas DC-2, Douglas DC-3, Fairbairn, Canberra, Goodenough Island, Jakarta, Lockheed Hudson, Malayan Campaign, Medal bar, Mentioned in dispatches, Nadzab, New Britain, New Guinea, No. 1 Squadron RAAF, No. 4 Squadron RAAF, No. 59 Squadron RAF, Order of the British Empire, Pacific War, Palembang, Rabaul, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Flying Corps, Singapore, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Snipe, Sumatra, Tadji, Papua New Guinea, Wewak, Yatesbury.

Australian Flying Corps

The Australian Flying Corps (AFC) was the branch of the Australian Army responsible for operating aircraft during World War I, and the forerunner of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

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Avro 504

The Avro 504 was a World War I biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company and under licence by others.

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Bristol Beaufort

The Bristol Beaufort (manufacturer designation Type 152) is a British twin-engined torpedo bomber designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and developed from experience gained designing and building the earlier Blenheim light bomber.

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British Malaya

The term British Malaya loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore that were brought under British control between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is the third-level military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, instituted for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

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Distinguished Flying Medal

The Distinguished Flying Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) and the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

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Douglas DC-2

The Douglas DC-2 is a 14-seat, twin-engined airliner that was produced by the American company Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934.

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Douglas DC-3

The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner.

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Fairbairn, Canberra

Fairbairn was a base of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) located in Australia's national capital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

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Goodenough Island

Goodenough Island in the Solomon Sea (identified as Morata on the earliest maps) is the westernmost of the three large islands of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands in Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

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Jakarta

Jakarta,Pronounced in Indonesian language:.

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Lockheed Hudson

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter.

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Malayan Campaign

The Malayan Campaign was fought by Allied and Axis forces in Malaya, from 8 December 1941 – 31 January 1942 during the Second World War.

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Medal bar

A medal bar or medal clasp is a thin metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration, civil decoration, or other medal.

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Nadzab

Nadzab Village is in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on the Highlands Highway.

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New Britain

New Britain, or Niu Briten, is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago (named after Otto von Bismarck) of Papua New Guinea.

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New Guinea

New Guinea (Papua or, historically, Irian) is a large Island in the South West Pacific region.

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No. 1 Squadron RAAF

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No. 4 Squadron RAAF

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No. 59 Squadron RAF

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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Pacific War

The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and East Asia.

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Palembang

Palembang (Jawi) is the second-largest city on Sumatra Island after Medan and the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia.

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Rabaul

Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, on the island of New Britain, in the country of Papua New Guinea.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Royal Flying Corps

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917.

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Sopwith Pup

The Sopwith Pup was a British single-seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company.

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Sopwith Snipe

The Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe was a British single-seat biplane fighter of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Sumatra

Sumatra (Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia and part of the Sunda Islands.

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Tadji, Papua New Guinea

Tadji is a small town on the north coast of Papua New Guinea in the Sandaun Province.

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Wewak

Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea.

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Yatesbury

Yatesbury is a village in Wiltshire, England.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._8_Squadron_RAAF

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