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2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of the 2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

09 October 2021 01:00 pm - 09 October 2021 01:30 pm
Online event
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment is unable to hold their service. To ensure that the service and sacrifice of thousands is still remembered, the Shrine Guard will lay a wreath on behalf of those who would usually join us on this day.

The 2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment formed in May 1940 at Puckapunyal, Victoria. They served in the Middle East and New Guinea, where they provided heavy artillery support for Australian held airspace. They disbanded in February 1946.

The first reunion of the regiment took place on 6 October 1945 in South Yarra, Melbourne. 55 members of the regiment signed their names on the attendance sheet.

A memorial tree for the 2/2nd was dedicated at the Shrine in 1947. While the original tree had to be replaced in 2008 due to drought, the families of the regiment continue to hold a service here each year. 

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Reviewed 30 September 2021

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