Military Anniversaries

30 January 1968: Tet offensive begins in Vietnam

10 February 1964: HMAS MELBOURNE and HMAS VOYAGER collision

13 February 1965: First Australian SAS Squadron advance party departs for Borneo

15 February 1942: Singapore surrendered to Japanese

16 February 1942: Bangka Island massacre

19 February 1942: First Japanese bombing of Darwin

21 February 1918: 3rd Light Horse Regiment capture Jericho

28 February 1991: Gulf  War ends

20 March 1916: ANZAC troops land in France

1 April 1919: First AIF disbanded

2 April 2005: Sea King helicopter crash in Indonesia

10 April 1941: Seige of Tobruk begins

24 April 1951: Battle of Kapyong

25 April 1915: ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli

25 April (Every Year) - ANZAC Day

5 May 1942: Battle of Coral Sea begins

7 May 1945: Germany surrendered

13-16 May 1968: Battle for FSB Coral

24 May 1966: Errol Noack, first conscript killed in SVN

26-28 May 1968: Battle for FSB Balmoral

28 May 1902: Boer War ends

31 May 1942: Japanese midget submarines raid Sydney Harbour

June 1950: RAAF Squadrons deployed to Malaya

3 June 1969: HMAS MELBOURNE and USS FRANK E EVANS collision

6 June 1944: D Day. Allies land in Normandy

12 June 1996: Black Hawk helicopters crash Townsville

24 June 1927: Opening of the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

1 July 1916: First Battle of Somme begins

4 July 1918: Battle of Hamel

10 July 1940: Battle of Britain began

19 July 1916: Battle of Fromelles

23 July 1916: Battle of Pozieres began

31 July 1960: Malayan Emergency declared over

2 August 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

5 August 1944: Cowra Breakout by Japanese POWs

8 August 1918: Battle of Amiens began

15 August 1945: Japan surrenders

18 August 1966: Battle of Long Tan

25-31 August 1942: Battle of Milne Bay, PNG. First defeat of Japanese troops on land.

31 August 1921: Official end of WW1

14 September 1914: Loss of HMA Submarine AE1 off Rabaul

20 September 1999: Australian INTERFET involvement in East Timor began

3 October 1987: Welcome Home Parade for Vietnam Veterans

3-8 October 1951: Battle of Maryang-San, Korea

9 October 1918: Battle of Passchendaele

October 1955: 2RAR and artillery battery deployed to Malaya

October 1899: First South Australian contingent embarks for South Africa

23 October 1942: Battle of El Alamein began

31 October 1917: Charge of Beersheba

2 November 1942: Australian soldiers retake Kokoda

19 November 1941: HMAS Sydney sunk

11 November 1918: Armistice with Germany signed

11 November (Every Year) - Remembrance Day

3 December 1914: AIF lands in Egypt

9 December 1917: Jerusalem occupied by Desert Mounted Corps

20 December 1915: Gallipoli evacuation complete