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The Pacific Islands Regiment Plaque
The Pacific Islands Regiment Plaque
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Pacific Islands Regiment Memorial Plaque is dedicated to those who served in the regiment.

The Royal Pacific Islands Regiment (RPIR) is an infantry regiment of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF). The regiment is descended from the Australian Army infantry battalions formed from native soldiers and Australian officers and non-commissioned officers in the territories of Papua and New Guinea during World War Two to help fight against the Japanese.

Disbanded after the war, the regiment was re-raised in 1951 as part of the Australian Army and continued to serve until Papua New Guinea gained its independence in 1975, when it became part of the PNGDF. Today, the RPIR consists of two battalions and has seen active service in Vanuatu, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands.

Location

Address:Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858398
Long: 151.205432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT
    "RYOKUIN. YABANJIN HEI"

 1940                                            1947
       PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION
1, 2 AND 3 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALIONS
DEDICATED TO THE SOLDIERS OF AUSTRALIA,
PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA WHO SERVED AND
DIED IN THE CAMPAIGNS IN PAPUA, NEW GUINEA,
    NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE

1950                                             1955
         1 and 2 BATTALIONS, PIR.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE SOLDIERS OF
AUSTRALIA AND THE TERRITORY OF PAPUA
AND NEW GUINEA WHO CARRIED ON THE
   TRADITIONS AND KEPT THE PEACE

1975
IN HONOUR OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE
ROYAL PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT WHO
GUARD THE BATTLE HONOURS WON BY THE

            REGIMENT IN WW11


 

Source: MA,NRWM
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