2/2nd Independent Light Tank Squadron

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Brief History

Raised at Puckapunyal, Victoria in January 1942 from members of the 2nd Armoured Brigade Group for service in Malaysia, but with the fall of Singapore before they could embark, they were restructured as the 2/2nd Australian Armoured Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron in February 1942. In July they moved to Greta, and in August to Narrabri to participate in large scale exercises by 1st Armoured Division.

In October 1942 they were combined with the 2/1st Australian Armoured Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron and D Squadron 2/11th Australian Armoured Car Regiment to form the new 2/4th Australian Armoured Regiment.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 2 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 2.482 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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