Events

On this day
22 August

1941 — HMAS STUART left the Mediterranean bringing to an end the 10th Destroyer Flotilla, the “SCRAP IRON FLOTILLA”

1942 — 18th Brigade landed at MILNE BAY (Papua), bringing Allied numbers in the area to more than 8,800

1944 — 44 Wing RAAF disbanded. This unit controlled Radar installation across Northern Australia. The Wing was reformed in 2000 and now commands military Air Traffic Control in Australia and overseas, including Sudan, East Timor, Iraq and the Solomon Islands