10th Australian Field Regiment

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Brief History

Formed in Melbourne as 10th Field Brigade, it was restructured as 10th Australian Field Regiment in February 1943 with 37th Field Battery and 38th Field Battery. It was mobilised in December 1941 at Mt Martha. As part of the force defending Melbourne the 37th Field Battery was deployed to the Mornington Peninsula, and the 38th Field Battery was at Red Hill. Following a revised defence plan, the 38th Field Battery moved to Geelong, and Regimental HQ at Mt Martha was joined the newly raised 39th Field Battery.

With the 2nd AIF's return to Australia additional troops were sent to WA in March 1942, including the 10th Australian Field Regiment, initially to Melville camp, before moving to Bellevue in May. In June they moved to Moora for training before moving to Geraldton in July, and then in November to Gingin. From there they moved to the artillery's camp at Rockingham for a month of intense training from mid January 1943 before moving to Chidlows in March. As the troop strength in WA was run down, the regiment's parent organisation (2nd Infantry Brigade Group) moved to the Northern Territory with the regiment at Eradu. In September 1943 the 10th Australian Field Regiment was disbanded.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 3 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, pages 3.048 and 3.049 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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