The current exhibition at Box Hill RSL commemorates the bombing of Darwin on the 19th February 1942. The mannequins within the display, five of them are dressed in uniforms that were by individuals in Darwin including a Japanese Fighter Pilots uniform, along with a Japanese watch. Some say and rightfully so it was the day that Pearl Harbour came to Darwin and the attack included 242 Japanese Aircraft. There was not one attack, but 97, that stretched down the coast as far as Broome and Townsville. The attack was kept as a secret for many years. This display along with many of the artefacts can be viewed at the RSL until mid June of this year.
Brian Tateson – Memorabilia Box Hill RSL.