Defence of Kokoda – 80th Memorial – August 2022

Today (Sunday 14th August 2022) the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub branch held their annual Kokoda Day Memorial Service. See attached program. Along with the 39th Militia Battalion, the 2/25th Bn & 2/31 Bn also fought on the track.
Both Battalion Associations laid wreaths and we also laid a wreath on behalf of the 2/31st Bn. Both Battalion Associations had their Banners there and after the Commemoration we had a photo of the Secretary of 2/25th Bn Assoc, Cecily Wilson together with her husband, Doug & son, Daniel and members of the 31st Bn Assoc (from L to R) Tony Wadeson, Bill Markhew, Doug Hastie, Mick James & Brisbane President Ray Fogg.

The 2nd Division Ceremonial Parade – July 2022

A Ceremonial Parade was held at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park Sydney, to mark the establishment of The 2nd Division Australian Army as a functional command. The parade was attended by Chief of Army Lieutenant General Simon Stuart AO, DSC and Commander 2nd Division Major General David Thomae AM together with COs and RSMs and  key members of units of 2DIV.

A video clip of the Ceremonial Parade is contained in the attached link:

 

Historic photo of all 11 bde unit flags Comd Brig Armstrong, with COs and RSMs and Key Pers on the steps of the Anzac Memorial РSydney as part of the Ceremony announcing 2DIV as an independent Formation.

Inspection of Unit flags of 2Div Units by

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Simon Stuart AO, DSC and

Commander 2nd Division Major General David Thomae AM

Some of the Unit Flags

2DIV Unit Flags