|2/2nd Field Regiment|
Guns from the 2/2nd firing around Dagua, New Guinea, March 1945
|Size||~ 600–700 personnel all ranks|
|Part of||6th Division|
The 2/2nd Field Regiment was an Australian Army field artillery regiment that was raised for service during the Second World War. Formed on 13 October 1939 in Victoria it was assigned to the 6th Division. In 1940, it deployed to North Africa, and later saw action in Greece and Crete in 1941. In early 1942, the regiment garrisoned Ceylon amidst concerns about a possible Japanese invasion. They returned to Australia in the middle of the year, but the regiment did not rejoin the 6th Division until March 1944 as it was detached for various assignments. It did not see action again until late in the war when it was committed to the Aitape–Wewak campaign in 1944–45. Following the end of the war, the regiment returned to Australia and was disbanded on 11 January 1946.
Commanding officers[edit | edit source]
The following officers served as commanding officer of the 2/2nd Field Regiment:
- Lieutenant Colonel Alan Ramsay (1939–40);
- Lieutenant Colonel William Cremor (1940–42); and
- Lieutenant Colonel Roy Ford Jaboor (1942–46).
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References[edit | edit source]
- Horner, David (1995). The Gunners: A History of Australian Artillery. St Leonards, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 978-1-86373-917-7.
- Johnston, Mark (2008). The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939–1946. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-51411-8.
- Smith, Neil (1993). "Cremor, William Edward (1897–1962)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press. ISBN 9780522845129. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cremor-william-edward-9862.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Cremor, William Edward, ed (1961). Action Front: History of the 2/2nd Field Regiment. Melbourne, Victoria: 2nd/2nd Field Regiment Association. OCLC 17097087.
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