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14 & 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries
14 & 2 Anti Aircraft Batteries
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque commemorates those who served in World War Two with the 14th and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Batteries.

The 14th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery was one of the few Militia anti-aircraft units in Darwin at the time of the first raids by the Japanese during World War Two. The unit was equipped with both modern 3.7-inch anti-aircraft artillery and First World War–vintage Lewis light machine-guns.


Address:Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858398
Long: 151.205432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

To The Glory Of God

14 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery
2 Australian Anti Aircraft Battery

These Batteries Were The First 
Australian Army Units
In This Country's History To Engage Forces
Attacking The Australian Mainland
When 242 Japanese Aircraft Bombed
And Strafed Darwin
On 19th February 1942

Total Darwin Area Casualties - 243 Killed, 300 Wounded

The Enemy Attacked Darwin On 64 Occasions.


Source: MA,NRWM
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