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Plaque Location
Plaque Location

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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.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

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 Yhe Regiment

 

Source: MA
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