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14-April-2014
14-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A lawned area commemorates the 2nd / 2nd Commando Squadron which served in World War Two.

Originally named the No 2 Independent Company, mainly made up of Western Australians, was formed in Victoria in July 1941. After training at Wilson`s Promontory and spending a brief period in Katherine the company was sent to Timor in December 1941. It served with great distinction throughout 1942 in East Timor waging a successful guerrilla campaign against a far superior Japanese force.

On its return to Australia in December 1942 the unit was reformed and as the 2/2nd Commando Squadron served again with distinction in New Guinea in 1943/44 eventually seeing out the war in New Britain in 1945.

Location

Address:Lovekin Drive & Broadwalk, Kings Park, 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.964312
Long: 115.82863
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.doublereds.org.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

Timor   New Guinea  New Britain

This grassed area is maintained by members of the 2/2 Australian Commando Association in tribute to fallen comrades

Please treat it with respect

Source: MA
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