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Plaque Location
Plaque Location

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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. 



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280187
Long: 149.147898
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:June-1944


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 lnding Craft Companies RAE

From 1944 to 1945, these units served in New Guinea, Bougainville and New Britain


Source: MA
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