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The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.
The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.
A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.
The Battle of Ratsua occurred during the Second World War and involved Australian and Japanese forces.
The Battle of Slater's Knoll (28 March – 6 April 1945) was a battle during the Second World War fought between Australian and Japanese forces on Bougainville Island.
The Battle of the Hongorai River took place during the Second World War and involved Australian, New Zealand and Japanese forces.
The Bougainville Campaign was a series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan.
Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea.
The demobilisation of the Australian military after World War II involved discharging almost 600,000 men and women from the military, supporting their transition to civilian life and reducing the three armed services to peacetime strengths.
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
The Hongorai River is a river on the southern coast of Bougainville Island.
The Australian II Corps was an Australian Army corps.
Jungle warfare is a term used to cover the special techniques needed for military units to survive and fight in jungle terrain.
The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II.
The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II.
Madang (old German name: Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen) is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 (in 2005) on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.
The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank of the Second World War.
A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described.
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and used to be awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
The Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land.
Murgon is a town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, northwest of Sydney.
New Guinea (Nugini or, more commonly known, Papua, historically, Irian) is a large island off the continent of Australia.
The New Guinea campaign of the Pacific War lasted from January 1942 until the end of the war in August 1945.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.
Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, on the island of New Britain, in the country of Papua New Guinea.
The Second Australian Imperial Force (Second, or 2nd, AIF) was the name given to the volunteer personnel of the Australian Army in World War II.
Southport is a suburb and the central business district near the midpoint of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and has one of the city's largest communities.
A squadron was historically a cavalry subunit, a company sized military formation.
Thomas (Tom) Mills (2 April 1908 – 29 July 1978) was an Australian soldier, tinminer and businessman.
A troop is a military sub-subunit, originally a small formation of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron.
Wee Waa is a town located on the north-western slopes of the New England region in New South Wales, Australia.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 1st Armoured Division was an armoured formation of the Australian Army, raised in 1941 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during World War II.
The 1st Royal New South Wales Lancers was an Australian Army light cavalry (reconnaissance) regiment.
The 2/11th Armoured Car Regiment was an Australian Army armoured reconnaissance regiment of World War II.
The 2/6th Armoured Regiment was an armoured regiment of the Australian Army that served during World War II.
The 23rd Brigade was a brigade of the Australian Army.
The 2nd Australian Armoured Brigade was a formation of the Australian Army during World War II.
The Australian 3rd Armoured Division was an armoured unit of the Australian Army that was established on 15 November 1942 by redesignating the 1st Motor Division (which was previously the 1st Cavalry Division).
The 3rd Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army.
The 4th Armoured Brigade was an armoured formation of the Australian Army established during the Second World War.
The 6th Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army.