Early October was chosen for its signifcance to the members of the Regiment:
In October 1940, the Regiment was converted from a Medium to a Field Regiment
In October 1941, we had just completed Tobruk siege campaign
In October 1942, we participated in the famous Battle of El Alamein
In October 1943, the Battle for Finschhafen (New Guinea) was won and we were attacking Sattelberg
In October 1945, the Borneo campaign had finished and we were preparing to return to Australia.