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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.

Event Details

Saturday, 14 October 2023 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Memorial Tree D10, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.

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 where 55 members of the regiment attended. 

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. 

Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel Jason Cooke

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