2/3 INDEPENDENT COMPANY
LATER RE-DESIGNATED
2/3 COMMANDO SQUADRON
2/7 CAVALRY (COMMANDO) REGIMENT
AUSTRALIAN ARMY
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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2/3 Independent Company was formed in 1941 and was trained at No. 7 Infantry Training Centre at Tidal River on Wilson's Promontory in Victoria.

The 2/3 Independent Company, Australian Army initially camped in the Yandina showgrounds during WW2. The 2/3 Ind Coy was also camped at Camp Chermside for a brief stay after they were at Yandina. Prior to this, and prior to their service in New Caledonia before the big American taskforce under General Patch arrived (where the 2/3 trained the Americans before the US forces went onto Guadalcanal), the 2/3 was also at Woodside, S.A.

The 2/3 Independents were camped at Binna Burra in the Lamington National Park during the last few months of 1942 before heading to the torrid Wau - Salamaua campaign in New Guinea.

By the end of 1943 the 2/3 Independent Company was re-designated the 2/3 Commando Squadron,  2/7 Cavalry (Commando) Regiment.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Darren Robins for his assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCES

The Defence Reserves Year Book 2004-2005

Proud to be Third
Personnel Recollections, Photographs and a Biographical Roll of the 2/3rd Australian Independent Company/Commando Squadron in World War Two
by Darren Robins

 

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