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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 4th Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/4th Light Anti-Aircraft (LAA) Regiment was raised in Palestine in January 1942 – one of 11 to be raised during World War Two. At the time, it became the fourth such unit of the 1st Australian Anti-Aircraft Brigade and was attached to the 9th Division.  From 1942 to 1945 the unit served in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and New Guinea (Lae, Finschhafen, Nadzab and Dumpu).

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th November, 2003
Front Inscription

2 / 4th AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT
           9th AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
                   Second AIF

       Palestine & Lebanon -  Syria  
        El Alamein - Egypt
Lae, Finschhafen, Nadzab, and Dumpu - New Guinea
             1942 - 1944

  For the protection of our country

          Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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