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Z Experimental Station

The Z Experimental Station (ZES), Cairns was set up in July 1942, jointly by Secret Intelligence Australia and the Inter-Allied Services Department. [1]

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Allied Intelligence Bureau

The Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) was a joint United States, Australian, Dutch and British intelligence and special operations agency during World War II.

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Cairns

Cairns, is a major city in Queensland that is Australia's 14th largest city.

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Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator.

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Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia.

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Folding kayak

A folding kayak is a direct descendant of the original Inuit kayak made of animal skins stretched over frames made from wood and bones.

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Fraser Commando School

The Fraser Commando School (FCS) was the main Services Reconnaissance Department training facility after training operations were transferred from the Z Experimental Station in October 1943.

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately north of Brisbane.

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Guerilla Warfare School

The Guerilla Warfare School was a commando and special operations training centre at Tidal River, Victoria, Australia during the Second World War.

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Hand-to-hand combat

Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a lethal or non-lethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance) that does not involve the use of firearms or other distance weapons.

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Indonesia

Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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MV Krait

The MV Krait is a wooden hulled vessel famous for its use during World War II by the Z Special Unit (Z Force) of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour.

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Netherlands East Indies Forces Intelligence Service

Netherlands East Indies Forces Intelligence Service (also known by the acronym NEFIS), was a Dutch World War II era intelligence and special operations unit operating mainly in the Japanese-occupied Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia).

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Operation Jaywick

Operation Jaywick was a special operation undertaken in World War II.

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Richard Ash Kingsford

Richard Ash Kingsford (1821–1902) was an alderman and mayor of Brisbane Municipal Council, a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Australia, and a mayor of Cairns, Queensland.

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Roy Kendall

Roy Kendall (9 June 1899 – 9 March 1972) was an English-born Australian politician and intelligence agent.

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Secret Intelligence Australia

Secret Intelligence Australia (SIA) was a British World War II intelligence unit commanded by Captain Roy Kendall who reported directly to MI6 in London.

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Services Reconnaissance Department

The Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD), also known as Inter-Allied Services Department (IASD), Special Operations Australia (SOA) and Section A, Allied Intelligence Bureau was an Australian military intelligence and special reconnaissance unit, during World War II.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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South West Pacific Area (command)

South West Pacific Area (SWPA) was the name given to the Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in the south-east of Australia.

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Z Special Unit

Z Special Unit—also known as Special Operations Executive (SOE), Special Operations Australia (SOA) or the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD)—was a joint Allied special forces unit formed during the Second World War to operate behind Japanese lines in South East Asia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_Experimental_Station

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