2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment

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

14 October 2023 01:00 pm - 14 October 2023 01:30 pm
Memorial Tree D10, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission

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.

Reviewed 25 November 2022

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