Victoria Remembers Calendar 2016 Did you know?



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Victoria Rememberssoldiers in formation outside the shrine of rememberance with a plane flying overhead.

Calendar 2016


Did you know?

We have collected 366 interesting facts from Victoria’s rich military history to bring you the 2016 Victoria Remembers Calendar. We invite you to share your own historical facts at the Victoria Remembers Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/victoriaremembers).




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January 2016




January 2016





Friday

1

New Years Day Battle of Uijongbu begins, Korea, 1951.

Saturday

2

Buna, northern Papua, falls to 18 Australian Brigade, 7th Division and US forces, 1943.

Sunday

3

6th Australian Division begins its attack on the Italian fortress of Bardia in Libya, 1941.

Monday

4

Japanese air raids begin on Rabaul, New Britain, which Lark Force, including Australian 2/22nd Battalion were preparing to defend, 1942.

Tuesday

5

Australian government approves conscription for military service, 1943.

Wednesday

6

First RAAF air combat in South West Pacific theatre, 1942.

Thursday

7

Destroyer HMAS Tobruk bombards North Korean positions, 1952.

Friday

8

The last Australian servicemen leave Korea, 1958.

Saturday

9

The Australian Light Horse captures Rafa, Palestine, 1917.

Sunday

10

2nd AIF departs Australia bound for England and the Middle East, 1940.

Monday

11

Governor-General Paul Hasluck issues proclamation officially ending Australian involvement in the Vietnam War, 1973.

Tuesday

12

Australian Military Board and Council for Defence meet for the first time, 1905.

Wednesday

13

A-Squadron, NSW Mounted Rifles, in combat near Prieska, South Africa, 1900.

Thursday

14

Battle of Gemas/Muar, Malaya, 1942.

Friday

15

The first contingent of 1RAR arrives in Somalia, 1993.

Saturday

16

Buffalo fighter planes of No 21 and 453 RAAF Squadrons attack Japanese forces off Malayan Peninsula, 1942.

Sunday

17

Gulf War 1 begins, 1991.

Monday

18

Paris Peace Conference begins at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, 1919.

Tuesday

19

LTCOL Charles Anderson, Commanding Officer of Australian 2/19th Battalion awarded the VC for bravery during the Battle of Bakri-Parit Sulong, Malaya, 1942.

Wednesday

20

HMAS corvettes Deloraine, Katoomba and Lithgow sink a Japanese submarine off Darwin, 1941.

Thursday

21

6th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment begins its attack on Tobruk which falls the next day, 1941.

Friday

22

HMAS Patricia Cam sunk by Japanese aircraft near Elcho Island, Northern Territory, 1943.

Saturday

23

Rabaul, New Britain, falls to a Japanese invasion force, despite being defended by Australian 2/21st Battalion and other units of Lark Force, 1942.

Sunday

24

Operation Coburg, or the Battle of Bien Hoa begins, South Vietnam, 1968.

Monday

25

The aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney serves her last day in action during the Korean War, 1952.

Tuesday

26

Australia Day At the Shrine Commemorative service: Australia Day Salute

Wednesday

27

Paris Peace Accords formally end US military involvement in the Vietnam War, 1973.

Thursday

28

Captain Sherlock's A Company, 2/6th Battalion, fights to hold the Japanese assault on Wau, New Guinea, 1943.

Friday

29

Australian 6 Division prepares to attack Italians at Derna, North Africa, but they secretly evacuate that night, 1941.

Saturday

30

Gull Force defends Ambon, East Indies, from a Japanese invasion force, but are quickly overwhelmed by superior numbers, 1942.

Sunday

31

The last British and Australian forces withdraw from the Malayan mainland onto Singapore Island, 1942.



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