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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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A Plaque commemorates those who died on active service while serving in the 2nd / 3rd Australian Independent Company & Commando Squadron during World War Two. The plaque also pays tribute to the New Guinea people who supported them.

The 2/3rd Commando Squadron was one of twelve independent or commando companies and squadrons formed by the Australian Army for service during World War Two. Raised in October 1941 as the 2/3rd Independent Company, it served in New Caledonia and New Guinea before being amalgamated into the 2/7th Cavalry Commando Regiment and adopting the name 2/3rd Commando Squadron in 1943. After this, the squadron did not see action again until 1945, when it participated in the Borneo campaign. Throughout the course of the war, the 2/3rd lost 69 members killed in action.

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.182329
Long: 145.454925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012-2013
Front Inscription
1939                                  1945
2/3 AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY
2/3 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO SQUADRON

        NEW CALEDONIA
  WAU-SALAMAUA NEW GUINEA
     BALIKPAPAN BORNEO

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE AND TO THE
NEW GUINEA PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THEM
          "LEST WE FORGET"

 
Source: DVA, MA
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