Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association Vic Branch
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The Battle of Cambrai, fought between 20 November and 7 December 1917, was the first battle in history involving the employment of tanks en masse.After a series of failures, largely due to the impassibility of the mud, during the Ypres offensives the proponents of the tank were keen to prove its worth my mounting a massed raid on the German line west of Cambrai in northern France. This raid evolved into a full scale attack employing six infantry divisions, two cavalry divisions, over 1000 guns and 476 tanks, which was launched at dawn on 20 November.
Cambai Dinner 2016 is on 19 Nov - Info here
On a perfect summer’s day a disappointingly poor number of members and guests attended Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on 7 February to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Victorian Branch. The Ode to the Fallen and the Armoured Corps Prayer were recited and a wreath was laid by Major (Retd) Peter Branagan, OAM. More - here
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AGM - 2016
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Glenaroua Soldiers Remembered
On Sunday morning 24 April 2016, long overdue recognition of the service of Glenaroua district men and women in the Great War 1914 -1919 was realised with a very poignant memorial service.
The row of Cypress pine trees located on the south side of the Glenaroua Fire Station was planted in August 1918 to honour those volunteers from the district who went to war in defence of the British Empire.
more - here