celebrate the 50th anniversary of RAAF Edinburgh in 2004, this beautiful
limited edition commemorative medallion was struck.
Circulation of this
limited edition medallion was limited to personnel working at Edinburgh,
making this an otherwise difficult to obtain item.
One side of the medallion depicts the
Lockheed P3C Orion, and a Bristol Freighter. The other
side of the medallion depicts the base crest.
The P3C Orion is the RAAF's frontline
AEW aircraft and is based at RAAF Edinburgh, serving under 92 Wing's 10,
11 and 292 Squadrons.
The Bristol Freighter was the first
aircraft to land at RAAF Edinburgh upon the base's
opening in 1954.
The medallion is 50mm (approx 2
inches) in diameter, and 5mm (1/5th of an inch) thick.