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Plaque commemorates those who served with the 2nd / 1st Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466688
Long: 130.839874
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

Front Inscription

2/1/ AUSTRALIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT A.I.F.

2ND BATTERY OF THE ABOVE REGIMENT MANNED A.A. GUNS
IN DARWIN JULY - DECEMBER 1940 AND ALSO INSTALLED
FOUR 3.7" A.A. GUNS ON THIS SITE IN NOVEMBER 1940

RECALLED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST 2/1 AUST. A.A. REGT.
LESS 3RD BTY.WHICH PROCEEDED TO PORT MORESBY N.G.
RETURNED TO THE DARWIN AREA IN MARCH 1942
AND MANNED BOFORS 40mm A.A. GUNS AT AERODROMES
AND AIR STRIPS UNTIL AIR RAIDS CEASED IN 1943.
THE REGIMENT THEN SERVED IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
                          AND BORNEO.

THIS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE WAS PROVIDED BY
         2/1 AUST. A.A. REGT. ASSOCIATION.

Source: SKP
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