MEDIC CENTRE ROOMS
SHIELD STREET, CAIRNS, QLD
||visits since 11 June 2004
In June 1942 a small group of USAAF servicemen
were stationed at the Medic centre/rooms in Shield St Cairns, in tropical
north Queensland next door to the
American PX. They often attended the local RSL and Trocedero dance's. One of
their buddies was a tall Texan whose surname was Weston. He was a
Medical Orderly at this centre/rooms. His two companions were Bob and Duke. It
is assumed they were all part of this Medic detachment and they always stuck together
either in pairs or 3/4, it is thought to have only been a small
detachment/unit and the only one in Cairns at that time.
Bob and Duke were known to have billeted
at the Imperial Hotel in Cairns, they were the best of buddies Bob was a little
older than Duke, but both have been between 18 - 20 years of age. This medic
centre/rooms also was used for the distribution of condoms to the servicemen,
where they could also get tested for VD among other things. Duke real
name was (such and such) the 3rd, so this was why he was nicknamed Duke.
help me to track down Mr Weston,
Bob, Duke or any of their friends?
I'd like to thank Ann Villiers for her assistance
with this home page.
Heaps of WW2
books available at
"Australia @ War"
This page first produced 11 June 2004
This page last updated 11 June 2004