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2022 Bombing of Darwin Day Commemorations

Date : 13 / 02 / 2022
Author : Peter Clee - VK8ZZ

2022 Bombing of Darwin Day Commemorations

On the19th of February each year, we commemorate the Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

In 2022, it will be 80 years ago that Australia faced an unprecedented foreign attack on home soil.

In 2011, Bombing of Darwin Day joined Anzac Day and Remembrance Day as a National Day of Observance.

The Bombing of Darwin Day is a day to reflect on our past and to pay tribute to those servicemen, servicewomen and civilians who were there - those who courageously defended our country, those who selflessly helped others, those who dealt with the aftermath, and of course, those who lost their lives.

The 19th of February 1942 marked the first of at least 64 air raids on the Top End of Australia, which continued for 18 months, until November 1943. In commemorating this day we are also passing the story on to the next generation.

On Bombing of Darwin Day, we remember and commemorate all those who were part of the war fought over Northern Australia

The Darwin Amateur Radio Club is pleased to commemorate The Bombing of Darwin Day and invites amateurs in Australia and Overseas to join us at the 80th Anniversary Commemoration DX marathon on 19 February 2022.

To commemorate this event the Darwin Amateur Radio Club is holding a DX Marathon on Saturday 19 February 2022 using the special callsign VI80BOD.

The club will be operating from the old QANTAS hangar in PARAP. This hangar was standing in 1942 but sustained some damage in the air raids.

Operation will be on 20, 15 and 10 metre bands.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this Covid Safe event, on the day

Peter Clee
Secretary - Darwin Amateur Radio Club (inc)

Page Last Updated: Saturday, 12 Feb 2022 at 13:32 hours by Peter Clee


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