2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association

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Dates:
Active 1939
Active 2004

History notes:

The Association was formed in August 1946, a) to promote and maintain goodwill and fellowship among the persons entitled to be members, b) to arrange meetings, regimental marches, social functions and reunions of members, c) to relieve poverty and distress of members and their relatives and dependants, and d) to subscribe to other organisaions that provided relief of poverty and distress to military personnel. Membership was open to any person who was on the posted strength of the 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment or an attached unit between 15 May 1940 and 14 August 1945. The Association was disbanded on 11 Febrary 2004 due to lack of members.

From the description of 5622 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association Records, ca. 1939-2004. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755781177

The 2/2 Australian Ant Tank Regiment was formed at Redbank, near Brisbane, in 1940, and left in that same year for the Middle East. Most of the original Officers, NCOs and many Gunners were former members of the pre-war Citizens Militia Forces of the 5th and 11th Field Brigade artillary batteries that were based at the Kelvin Grove Barracks in Brisbane. The men came from all backgrounds and walks of life, from both the country as well as the city, with their ages mainly ranging from 18 to 40 years. The Regiment saw service in Palestine (Israel), Egypt, Libya, Syria, Papua, New Guinea, Borneo, and Darwin in Australia. The Association was established in 1946 when annual reunions first took place, and was disbanded in 2004.

From the description of 6593 Anti Tank Regiment Association Annual Newsletters, 1976 - 2004. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755790870

The 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment of the Second AIF Artillery was formed at Redbank near Brisbane in 1940. Most of the original officers and NCO's, and many of the other ranks of Gunners enlisted from a CMF camp at Caloundra, Queensland. The Regiment became a part of the Artillery force of the 7th division, leaving Australia for the Middle East in 1940. The Regiment trained in Palestine, then moved to Egypt and the Western Desert. There they took up defence of Mersa Matruh before moving to the north of Palestine to take part in the invasion of Syria. The Regiment returned to Australia, serving in various places within Australia and in Papua New Guinea, and also took part in the occupation of Borneo.

From the description of R 842 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association Papers. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755717969

The 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association was formed in August 1946 to promote friendship among its members; to arrange meetings, regimental marches, social functions and reunions; to relieve poverty and distress of members and their relatives; and to develop contacts with other organisations that provided relief from poverty and distress to military personnel. Membership was open to all those who served with the 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment, or an attached unit, between 15 May 1940 and 14 August 1945. The predecessor of the Association, 2/2 Anti Tank Regimental Welfare Fund, was organised during the war by the soldiers' friends and relatives. The Welfare Fund, under the patronage of Brigadier L. C. Wilson, supplied the soldiers with sporting articles, drums, bugles and other items not provided by the Army.

Reunions of the 2/2 Anti Tank Regiment Association members were organised every year, and the members kept informed about events and functions through the newsletter organised by Mr. David Bolton. The Association was disbanded on 11 February 2004 due to lack of members.

From the description of 6104 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association Records, 1939-2004. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755789157

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  • World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories

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