DIRECTION FINDING WING RAAF
GARBUTT, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
This site for No. 3 Stores and Shipping Unit and 42 Radio Direction Finding Wing.
The site constructed for No. 3 Shipping and Stores Unit (3SSU) and 42 Radio Direction Finding Wing (42 RDF Wing) was in a triangle of land bounded by Flinders Street West and Dalrymple Road at Garbutt. It was opposite the site now occupied by Ergon Energy in Dalrymple Road. This site was then used by No 13 Stores Unit and then used by No 8 Stores Depot (8SD), Detachment "A" before finally being used by No 11 Stores Depot after the war. The land had previously been Railway Reserve No. 286.
No. 3 Shipping and Stores Unit (3SSU) and 42 Radio Direction Finding Wing (42 RDF Wing) personnel had a camp at Ralston Street at West End during WWII.
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