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2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment : 2-April-2011
2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment : 2-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 8th Armoured Regiment during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
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

In memory of all who served in 2 / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment AIF

Formed in 1941, the regiment served in Papua New Guinea from 1943 to 1944, at Milne Bay, Port Moresby and Dobodura.

The unit was disbanded in June 1944 and its members transferred to 41st, 42nd and 43rd Landing Craft Companies RAE

From 1944 to 1945, these units served in New Guinea, Bougainville and New Britain

 

Source: MA
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