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Swan Court

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Name Swan
Type Designation Court
Place Id 22264
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 12 March 2007
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named in commemoration of Squadron Leader Andrew David Swan MBE, (b. 1896 in Perth, Scotland) who was station adjutant of RAAF base Darwin on 19 February 1942 and who, during the first air raid that day, manned a Lewis gun firing constantly at the strafing planes. When the first raid ended Swan and others broke open the blazing ammunition store and carried explosives to safety. Following the second raid it is Swan who is reported to have passed the verbal order from the Base's Wing Commander Griffith to evacuate the Base on to subordinate ranks.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
12/03/2007 Date of Registration
21/03/2007 NTG12
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