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A monument commemorates three soldiers who were caught in a rip and died during a commando training exercise in 1960.
|Address:||Hesse Street , Shortland Bluff, Queenscliff, 3225|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.2736|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||17-February-1960|
|Actual Event End Date:||17-February-1960|
17 February 1960.
On this stormy night these soldiers were lost in the rip during a commando training exercise.
WO2 G Drakopoulos 2 Commando Company
PTE R Wood 2 Commando Company
PTE E Meyer Melb Water Transport Unit
“I’ll have you learn to sleep upon the ground, march in your armour through watery fews, sustain scorching heat and freezing cold, hunger and thirst, right adjuncts of the war, and after this to scale a castle wall, besiege a fort, to undermine the town and make whole cities caper in the air”
Tamburlaine (to his sons).
Christopher Marlowe. Tamburlaine the Great