In the month of January, we commemorate the events as follows:
• 9 January 1917 – Light Horse captures Rafa
The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, take the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provides the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.
• 3-5 January 1941 – Battle of Bardia
The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War.
• 9 January 1966 – Operation Crimp, Vietnam
1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.