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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 2nd / 8th Australian Armoured Regiment during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280187
Long: 149.147898
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:Tuesday 23rd May, 2006
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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