101ST COASTAL ARTILLERY (AA SEPARATE) BATTALION
40TH ANTI-AIRCRAFT BRIGADE
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

101st Coastal Artillery Battalion (AA Separate) arrived in Sydney on the "Queen Mary" on 28 March 1942. The 94th Coastal Artillery (AA) Regiment and the 104th Coastal Artillery Battalion (AA Separate) also travelled on the "Queen Mary". These three units formed the 40th Anti-aircraft Brigade.

The following units arrived on the Queen Mary:-

40th Coastal Artillery Brigade
94th Coastal Artillery (AA) Regiment
101st Coastal Artillery (AA) Battalion
104th Coastal Artillery (AA) Battalion
5th Station Hospital
47th Station Hospital
8th Air Base Group
11th Materiel Squadron
43rd Bomb Group, 64th Bomb Squadron
43rd Bomb Group, 65th Bomb Squadron
441st Ordnance
73rd Ordnance
15th Signal Platoon
2nd Quartermaster Detachment
Air Corps Replacement Group

The 101st boarded a train and headed for Queensland. The 101st CA Bn comprised:-

HQ Battery
Battery "A"
Battery "B"
Battery "C"
Battery "D"

The 101st CA Bn was issued with 48 only .50" calibre machine guns. The 101st deployed to Amberley and Lowood in Queensland.

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