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12-October-2016 (RJB)
12-October-2016 (RJB)

The plaque commemorates the Z Special Unit who were a special group of commandos who served in World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

Often known as Z Force, a joint Australian, British and New Zealand Commando Unit, saw action against the Japanese during World War Two.  Z Special Unit carried out 284 covert operations in the South West Pacific Theatre. The most well-known of these are, a Kayak Raid on Singapore Harbour called Operation Jaywick and the subsequent Operation Rimau, in which all 23 participants were either killed in action or executed.

The MV Krait is a wooden hulled vessel famous for its use during by the Z Special Unit (Z Force) of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour. The raid was known as Operation Jaywick.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280317
Long: 149.147596
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st August, 2016
Front Inscription

Special Operations Australia

Personnel From This Unit Were Involved In
More Than 80 Operations In
Asia And The Pacific 
1942 - 1945

In Honour Of Those Who Served
And In Memory Of All Who Gave Their Lives

Ex Certamine Contubernium - Out Of Conflict, Comradeship Is Born

Source: MA
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