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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Armoured Regiment during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

Serving in New Guinea as the 1st Tank Battalion (Australian Imperial Force) (AIF) in 1943 and 1944, and in Balikpapan in 1945 as the 1st Armoured Regiment (AIF), this regiment arguably saw more action in the Pacific theatre than any other Australian armoured unit. Only the 2/4th Armoured Regiment's record, with its participation in the New Guinea and Bougainville campaigns during 1945, compared. Also distinguishing the 1st Armoured Regiment was its lineage to the Royal New South Wales Lancers.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
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:Friday 26th August, 2005
Front Inscription

1st Australian Armoured Regiment AIF
(Royal New South Wales Lancers)  

Tenax in fide

New Guinea         Borneo
1943 - 44             1945

Dedicated in 2005 to all who served in the Regiment


Source: MA
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