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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the 2nd / 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

The 2/3rd Anti-Tank Regiment was an Australian Army anti-tank artillery regiment that was raised for service during the Second World War as part of the all volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force. It was formed in July 1940, and was assigned to the 8th Division, but was later reassigned to the 9th Division. With this formation, the regiment took part in the Siege of Tobruk in 1941 and then the First and Second Battles of El Alamein in 1942. After returning to Australia in early 1943, the regiment became a corps-assigned unit, and its individual batteries served in New Guinea in 1943–1944, and then Borneo against the Japanese in 1945.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280195
Long: 149.147894
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:Friday 5th May, 2006
Front Inscription

2 / 3rd Australian Anti-Tank Regiment
Royal Australian Artillery
9th Division AIF

Libya - Defence of Tobruk 1941-42
Egypt - EL Alamein 1942
New Guinea - Port Moresby, Lae, Finschhafen 1943 - 44
Borneo - Labuan, Weston, Beaufort, Sipitang 1945

This Plaque Is Dedicated With Pride To All Who Served In The 
Regiment In The Second World War

 

Source: MA
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