34TH AUSTRALIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT
KINGS POINT, HORN ISLAND, QLD
The 34th Australian Anti-aircraft Battery was located at King's Point on Horn Island in far north Queensland between 1942 and 1944.
On 19 September 2002 Roy Brown's remains were buried in the location that he served as a bombardier with the 34th Anti-aircraft Battery at Kings Point.
Roy, who had died 3 months earlier, had always remembered the years he had been based on Horn Island and the strong relationships he had made with the local islanders. Roy's family had been given special permission by the traditional owners, the Kaurareg Nation, for his remains to be buried on the island. His best mate, Gunner Gerry Merrett, was flown in from Amberley. Other who attended were Gunner Charlie Crocker and Les Grey.
Veterans from 32 Squadron RAAF and the 51st Far North Queensland Regiment helped to form a guard of honour. 32 Squadron was the first squadron to be based at Horn Island in 1942.
Article in Courier Mail (Brisbane) 19 September 2002.
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