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The Story Of The 2/3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

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  • Condition: –
  • Edition: 1st 1987
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: C.J.E Rae, A.L Harris & R.K. Bryant.
  • ISBN: 731600495
  • War: WW2

Serving in Tobruk – Crete – Western Desert – Syria – Port Moresby – Milne Bay – Lae – Buna – Borneo, From formation 18th July 1940 – disbandment 14th July 1943. With subsequent service 7th , 8th , 9th Batteries till the end of World War 2.

Contents:

Foreward – Preface – Acknowledgments – The Regiment – 7th Battery: Isle of SUnshine and Shadow – Darkening Clouds – Initiation, In Action – Last of the Gallant Few   – The Planned Assault – The Storm breaks – Battle for Heraklion – Withdrawal from Maleme – Retimo, Heraklion Sector – 25th, 27th May, Days of Decision – Heraklion, Evacuation – Maleme to Sphakia, Evacuation – Palestine Again – Via Austraia to New Guinea – Recollections , P.O.W., Escape and other stories…..8TH BATTERY : – “Stokes’ Traveling Circus” in Libya – The Benghazi Handicap – The Siege of Tobruk -The “Rats” Bite Back – In the Biblical Lands – Gunners Out West – New Guinea – Prisoners of War….. 9TH BATTERY : – Western Desert – Beirut – Suez Canal Zone – Townsville – Milne Bay, The Battle – “B” Troop at Port Moresby – Milne Bay Continued…..9TH BATTERY : – (as part of 2/3rd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment) – Lae Garrison – Strathpine, Queensland – Morotai and North-West Borneo – Peace At Last… Workshop Section – Signal Section – Appendix (i) Honours and Awards – Appendix (ii) The 3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Welfare Fund – Appendix (iii) The Association – Bibliography – Abbreviations – Nominal Roll