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    Don Piroet at the 2023 Darwin Defenders service at Horsham College.

Darwin Defender service cancelled

A Darwin Defender commemoration service in Horsham has been cancelled ahead of the 82nd anniversary of the event.

During the Second World War, there was a raid on Darwin on February 19, 1942 at 9.58am.

More than 64 air raids occurred from that time until November 12, 1943, in the Northern Territory.

The organising committee hopes to resume the service next year for the 83rd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

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