Summary

Invitation issued to Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Watson and friend for a dinner dance at the Exhibition Building on Wednesday 19 December 1945 from 6pm to 11pm. The Dinner Dance was held by the President and Members of the Welfare Committee of the No. 1 Personnel Depot of the RAAF.

The formal wartime occupation of the Exhibition Building began in October 1940, when the RAAF officially requisitioned the Building under the National Security (General) Regulations) for use as a barracks and training facility. After some minor modifications and partitioning in January 1941, No.1 School of Technical Training was relocated from West Melbourne Technical School and occupied the Building and Carlton Gardens between 1941-1946 under the command of Wing Commander RG Francis (17 March 1941 - 8 October 1945) and Flight Lieutenant BH Pascoe (13 October - 22 November 1945). The RAAF occupation of the site continued after the war with No.1 Personnel Depot, under the command of Wing Commander RK Bazley (27 October 1945 - 8 October 1946), being based at the Building.

Physical Description

Invitation card printed in dark blue on off-white card. Across top left hand corner three bands of colour: dark blue, pale blue and red. Top, centre, pale blue, RAAF logo.

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