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2/1 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment

Details:

Title

2/1 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

0000-00-00

Location

Darwin

Nation of service

Australia

Service

Army

Service branch

Anti aircraft

Unit

2/1 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment

Parent unit

Sparrow Force

Date arrived in NT

1940-06

Date left the NT

1940-12

History

The Unit was raised in Sydney in April 1940. The 2 Anti aircraft Battery arrived in the Northern Territory on the Zealandia in June 1940. The Unit installed two 3.7 inch guns on the oval and another two at Parap in November 1940. They returned to Sydney on the Zealandia leaving Darwin on 30 December 1940. They embarked on the Queen Mary and sailed for Egypt on 29 June 1941. They were equipped with bofors guns and converted to 2/1 Light Anti aircraft Regiment and served in Syria and Egypt.

Notes

Metadata: Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Australia; Army; 3.7 inch; Anti-aircraft; 2/1 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/pubic-domain/pdm

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/26617 [PictureNT : PH0330/0015, Men, G. J. L. McRobert Collection]; https://lant.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/828864691 [Frank Geddes Manuscript Collection 1941-1992: MS29]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=33328 [2/1 Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment (2/1 HAA Regiment)]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847653

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/848010