14th & 2nd Anti-Aircraft BatteriesPrint Page
A plaque commemorates those who served in World War Two with the 14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries.
The 14th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery was one of the few Militia anti-aircraft units in Darwin at the time of the first raids by the Japanese during World War Two. The unit was equipped with both modern 3.7-inch anti-aircraft artillery and First World War–vintage Lewis light machine-guns.
|Address:||Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.858398|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
To The Glory of God
14 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery
2 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery
These Batteries Were The First Australian Army Units In This Country's History To Engage Forces Attacking The Australian Mainland When 242 Japanese Aircraft Bombed And Strafed Darwin On 19th February 1942
Total Darwin Area Casualties - 243 killed, 300 wounded
The Enemy Attacked Darwin On 64 occasions.