1 VOLUNTEER AIR OBSERVERS CORPS, MELBOURNE
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

No. 1 Volunteer Air Observers Corps was formed on Monday 9 November 1942 under Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant C.W. Hyland (864), with Pilot Officer B.A. Clark (32630) as Adjutant. Improved quarters, comprising the Commanding Officer's and Adjutant's room, two Orderly Rooms, Store and Guard Rooms were provided at the National Herbarium, in the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Victoria.

Tthe following table shows the number and distribution of Observation Posts, Reporting Posts and Air Reporting Officers in each Zone Control area in January 1945:-

CONTROL POST (ZONE) Observation
Posts
Reporting
Posts
Air Reporting
Officers
Total
Control Post Launceston (Zone HB) 14 1 94 109
Capital City Control Post Melbourne (Zone GA) 6 21 96 123
Control Post Geelong (Zone GB) 1 10 34 45
Control Post Warrnambool (Zone GC) - 6 47 53
Control Post Ballarat (Zone GD) - 7 47 54
Control Post Bendigo (Zone GE) - 14 49 63
Control Post Shepparton (Zone GG) 2 4 28 34
Control Post Wangaratta (Zone GH) 5 16 36 57
Control Post Bairnsdale (Zone GJ) 1 6 46 53
TOTAL 29 86 476 591

 

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