26th Australian Anti Aircraft Battery

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Brief History

Formed at Warradale in South Australia during January 1942, it moved to Whyalla in February to defend the blast furnace and ship building yards from air or surface attack with the 410th Australian Gun Station located on Hummock Hill. In August 1943 the battery was renamed - 26th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery (Static). Now partialy manned by VDC personnel, AIF personnel were sent to New Guinea, and the unit was eventually to become a maintnenace and training cadre for South Australian VDC Personnel.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 3 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 3.268 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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