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Newsletters of the 2/2 Australian Anti Tank Regiment Association, including Annual Reunion Newsletters and Anzac Day Newsletters.
Three volumes of newsletters arranged according to years - Volume 1 (1976 - 1991), Volume 2 (1992 - 1996), Volume 3 (1997 - 2004). The first volume of newsletters were sent out by Captain David Bolton MC, who was an original Officer of the Regiment and took over as the sole administrator of the association and commenced the issue of annual newsletters. Volume two includes photographs of parades of Regiment members.
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.
6593, Anti Tank Regiment Association Annual Newsletters, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Australia.
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