100 Years on: First Troops Embark For Gallipoli

18 October 2014

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello today led a ceremony in Sydney to mark 100 years since the first NSW troops who served in Gallipoli embarked for Albany, Western Australia on 18 October 1914.

See the below media release.

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1942 — In response to the Japanese build-up in the Pacific, 24 Squadron, RAAF, was relocated to RABAUL, New Britain, in an effort to protect the area. The town was attacked by over 100 Japanese fighters and bombers. 24 Squadron was equipped with 8 Wirraway planes. During the attack 3 Wirraways were shot down, 1 crashed on take-off and 2 were damaged in crash landings

1951 — “A” Company, 3 RAR occupied INCHON, Korea, while moving north with the 27th Brigade in counter-offensive operation