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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates personnel who served in the 2nd / 5th Field Regiment during World War Two.

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

Assigned to the 7th Division, the Regiment undertook defensive duties in Egypt during the North African campaign in early 1941, before taking part in the Syria-Lebanon campaign. Occupation duties followed before theRegiment was brought back to Australia in early 1942, in response to Japan's entry into the war.

It subsequently fought two significant battles in New Guinea in 1942–1943 at Milne Bay and Buna before undertaking garrison duties around Port Moresby until early 1944. Withdrawn to Australia, the Regiment's final campaign came late in the war when it was committed to the Borneo campaign, taking part landing at Baikpapan. The Regiment was disbanded in early 1946.

 

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
Approx. Event End Date:1946

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th October, 2008
Front Inscription

2 / 5th Field Regiment
Royal Australian Artillery,
7th Division, AIF

1940 - 1945
North Africa  Palestine  Syria  
Papua New Guinea  Borneo

Dedicated in honour of all who served in the Regiment and in sacred memory of those comrades who did not return.

Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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