278th Light Aid Detachment

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Brief History

The 278th Australian Light Aid Detachment was mobilised in December 1941 at Point Walter in support of the 109th Anti-tank Regiment. In July 1942 the unit moved to Moora. In January 1943 they moved to Bellevue and the following month to Rockingham before then relocating to Mingenew where they joined 1st Armoured Division. Returning to Moora in March 1944 278 LAD remained with the 29th Anti-tank Battery, moving to Chidlows in July, and then to NSW in September. At this point hte 278th Australian Light Aid Detachment moved alone to Chermside in Brisbane in November, and then in February 1945 to Moorooka where they worked with the 11th Base Workshop which absorbed them in May 1945.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 5 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 5.523 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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