About This Unit
The 2/6th Armoured Regiment
The 2/6th Armoured Regiment was an armoured regiment of the Australian Army that served during World War II. Raised at Greta in NSW in 1941 it was equipped with the US M24 'Stuart' Light Tank.
The Regiment was later moved to New Guinea, via Port Moresby then to Milne Bay initially. It was subseequently moved up the coast to take part in the 'Beach Head battles' (/explore/campaigns/93) at Buna-Gona on the north coast where it took part in the 18th Brigade attack at Cape Endaiadere, amd famous by a series of offical war photogrpahs. It later moved to the nearby Sanananda front as the campaign drew to a close.
It remained in New Guinea until mid 1943, before returning to Australia to join the 4th Armoured Brigade Group. It saw no further combat during the War It was disbanded in September 1945.
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