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02-December-2014
02-December-2014
Photographs supplied by Michael Doncaster

A plaque commemorates those who served in the Z Force in World War Two.

Z Special Unit (also known as Special Operations Executive (SOE), Special Operations Australia (SOA) or the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) was a joint Allied special forces unit formed during the Second World War to operate behind Japanese lines in South East Asia. Predominantly Australian, Z Special Unit was a specialist reconnaissance and sabotage unit that included British, Dutch, New Zealand, Timorese and Indonesian members, predominantly operating on Borneo and the islands of the former Netherlands East Indies.

Location

Address:Flinders Lane, Flinders Memorial Park, Rockingham, 6168
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.275833
Long: 115.732778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

Erected in memory of the members of Services Reconnaissance Department

"Z - Force"

Singapore  Malaya  Timor  Java Sea  New Guinea  China Sea  New Britain  Borneo  Phillipines

1939 - 1945

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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