The 106 Tank Attack Regiment was formed on 9 December 1941. During the Second World War they served in northern Australia and New Guinea, including at Buna, Lae and Medang. They acted primarily as coastal defence to prevent enemy landings. On New Guinea they served under tough conditions – dengue fever and food poisoning were rife, and they were under constant threat of air raids. The regiment was disbanded in late 1944 and its men distributed to other units for the rest of the war.
The 106 Tank Attack Regiment holds a service on the last Sunday in November each year. This date marks the regiment's last month of active service during the Second World War. This day is also the anniversary of the dedication of the regiment's memorial tree on the Shrine Reserve.
- Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM REF ED
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Reviewed 25 November 2021