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2/2 Australian Commando Squadron Memorial : 07-January-2013
2/2 Australian Commando Squadron Memorial : 07-January-2013
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

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

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 , Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.960278
Long: 115.844444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1953
Front Inscription

No 2 Aust. Ind. Coy   2/2 Aust. Cdo. Sqdn.

HONOUR ROLL

1939 - 1945

(names)

LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,SKP
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