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1 - The HMAS Armidale was attacked and sunk by Japanese Aircraft (1943) - The Last C-130 Hercules ‘Southern Service’ courier took off from Laverton (1992) - The Battle of Hat dich in Southern Vietnam begins (1968) - The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment is presented with US Presidential Unit Citation for its action at Kapyong, Korea (1951) - The HAM Bataan and Warramunga participated on the withdrawal of UN troops and civilian refuges from chinnampo, North Korea (1950) - The HMAS Stalwart carried out an emergency re-supply mission to the Australian national Antarctic research expedition at sub-Antarctic Macquarie island (1985) - The Siege of Tobruk ends after 242 days of encirclement (1941) - War is declared on Japan (1941) - The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (1979) - The battle of Amboga River begins (1942) - The HMAS Newcastle is commissioned (1993) - HMAS Arunta is commissioned (1998) - The HMAS Teal intercepted and engaged two small Indonesian vessel carrying saboteurs in the Singapore strait during Indonesian Confrontation(1964) - The ships HMA Napier and Nepla conducted a shore bombardment of enemy positions on the Arakan coast, Burma, in support of the 74th Indian Brigade (1944) - HMAS Nestor sinks German U-boat U127 in the Atlantic Ocean (1941) - In response to China's Second Phase Offensive in the Korea War, U.S. President Harry S. Truman declares a limited state of emergency(1962) - The HMAS Qiuberon rescued 31 Chinese sailors from the merchant vessel, SS Tuscany which had run aground on a reef 300 mules north-west of Bornerp (1962) - The battle for Artillery, Bougainville begins(1944) - The last of the Australian troops evacuate from Anzac(1915) - The battle for Jaffa is over(1917) - The Air Board held its inaugural meeting, even before the Air Force formed(1920) - The Battle of Magdhaba was fought today (1916) - Cyclone Tracey devastates Darwin, during which the Patrol boat HMAS sinks with the loss of two lives(1974) - 37 sqn Hercules make first relief fligh into Darwin after Cyclone Tracey(1974) - The defense of Jerusalem begins(1917) - The Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world(1922) - RAAF C-130 begains relief effort after Boxing Day tsunami(2004) - Nothing important happened. - The United States halts heavy bombing campaign of North Vietnam(1972) - test - The year ends forever
1 - The year begins - Manila is captured by Japanese forces, enabling them to control Philippines(1942) - The Battle of Bardia begins(1941) - Australia introduced conscription for military service (1943) - The army landing ship AV1356 Clive Steel came under enemy rocket fire in South Vietnam(1969) - The military board is formed(1905) - HMAS Tobruk bombard North Korean position on the island of Chomi to delay a North Korea invasion of Yongmae do(1952) - The last of Australia combat troops depart from south Korea(1958) - The first contingent of 2nd AIF embarks for the Middle East(1940) - HMAS Arunta evacuate the 2nd AIF from Timor(1943) - C-130s deliver 1 RAR advance party to Mogadishu, Somlia for Operation SOLCAE(1993) - 0 - A detachment of Clearnace Driving Team 1 successfully re-floated the wreck of HMAS Arrow, suunk during Cyclone Tracey with the loss of two lives from under Strokes Hill Wharf in Darwin Harbour(1975) - The Battle of Germas begins(1942) - The Battle of Sanandanda begins(1943) - The Battle of Muar begins(1942) - Gulf War hostilities commence against Iraq(1991) - The battle of Balif begins(1945) -The battle for Nambut Ridge begins(1945) - HMA ships Deloraine, Katoomba and Lithgow sink a Japanese submarine off Darwin(1942) -The Malaysian Government made direct request for Australian troops in Borneo (1965) - The HMAS Patrica Cam is sunk by Japense aircraft off the Wessel island, North Terriorty (1943) - The city of Rabual fall to japanese as they make preparations for Port Moresby(1942) - The battle of Bien-Hoa, South Vietnam begins(1968) - 0 - 1 - 2 - The Battle of Jamuluang, Maylaya begins(1942) - Dunsterforce including hand picked Australia officeers and NCOs; left Bagdad for NW Persia(Iran)(1918) - Major General Sir Edward Hutton arrives in Australia to assume duties as GOC CMF(1902) - The Vanguard of the 6th Diversion enter Derna, North Africa(1941) - The 1st Australia Corps begin their return from the Middle East(1942) - The TET offensive begins in South Vietnam(1968) - 0
0 - The HMAS Carins is commissioned(1974) - 0 - 0 - 0 - Japanese defeated at Wau(1943) - 1 SAS squad arrived in Brunei as first Australian combat unitt to serve in Borneo during confrontation(1945) - C-130 evacuated Australians from Tehran during Iranian Revolution(1979) - The Battle for Singapore begins(1942) - 0 - The HMAS Melbourne and the HMAS Voyager collided off the New South Wales coast(1964) - An Advance party of ASC2 arrives in Rwanda(1995) - 2AIF began arriving in Egypt(1940) - 0 - The battle for Chuam-Ni, Korea begins (1951) - The City of Singapore falls(1942) - The Battle for Barara, Bougainville begins(1945) - The battle for Long Hai, South Vietnam begins (1970) -The Australian Army's first oversea deployment sails for Soth Africa(1903) - The Japanese begin their raid on Darwin(1942) - The Battle for Koepany, West Timor begins(1942) - The city of Jericho,Palestine is captured(1918) - The HMAS Glenelg is commissioned(2008) - The HMAS Sheean is commissioned(2001 - The Coalition forces invades Iraq(1991) - The Centurion tanks of the 1st armoured regiment arrives in South Vietnam(1968) - The Janszoon voyage of 1605–06 becomes the first European expedition to set foot on Australia(1606) - The Defence Act become Law(1904) - The Gulf war ends against Iraq(1991) - A leap day was made to ensure that an additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth's movement around the Sun
0 - The Commonwealth Miltary and Naval forces were created(1901) - The first Australian submarines, AE1 and AE2, sailed from England on their madiden voyage to Australia. They arrived in Sydeny on 24 May 1914 having set a new long distance record for a submarine transit(1914). - NSW contingent sail from Sydeny to Sudan(1885). - The HMAS Yarra is sunk by Japanese forces with only 13 survivors from a crew of 151(1942). - The battle for Waitavolo begins(1945) - 0 - The Battle for Maehwa-san, Korea begins(1951) - The Battle for for Maprik, PNG begins(1943) - Allied forces in Java surrender to Japanese(1942) - The Australia Army Postal corps is formed(1916) - The 3 RAR capture hill 410 in Korea(1951) - The General Order 10 notified disbandment of colonial miltary forces of newly formed Australian Army(1901) - The 3 RAR capture hill 410 in Korea(1951)- THe AIF depart Egypt for Western Front(1916) - 0 - 0 - The HMAS Coonawarra was commissioned(1970) - Battle for Bapauma,France begins(1917) - The 16 Bde arrives in Greece(1941) -The Battle of Giarabub, North Africa begins(1941) - 1 - 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7 - 8 - The HMAS Kanimbla captures an Iraqi minelayer in the northern Arabian Gulf with 68 mines on board(2003) - All personnel of the Australia Army Nursing Service are given Army ranks(1943) - 0 - 0 - The first battle for Gaza,Palestine begins(1917) - The Battle for Dernancourt, France begins(1918) -
0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -5 - 6 - 7 - 8 -9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 1 - The Australian instructional Corps formed from the adminstation & Instructional Staff(1921) - C Coy 3 RAR captured Hill 'Salmon' in Korea(1951) - Australian Bicentennial Royal Guard mounted duty at Windsor Catle(1988) - The Battle of Kemmel, Belgium begins(1918) - The First National Service troops emplaned for South Vietnam(1966) - The first message is received from Australian guerillas operating in Timor(1942) - The 'Half Flight' of the AFC embarked for service in Mesopotamia(1915) - The HMAS Hobart is awarded a US Navy Unit commendation for service in Vietnam(1969) - The Battle of Mubo, PNG begins(1943) - The "Kanga Force" is formed for gueralla ops in PNG(1942) - The HMVS Victoria sails for the Maori war in NZ, Australia's first commitment of forces overseas(1860) - The Gallipoli landings begin(1915) - A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, creating the world's worst nuclear disaster(1986) - 75 Sqn Horents fly last combat operation over Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom(2003) -The first battle for kirtha, Gallipoli begins(1915) - The Central Flying School is formed(1940) - The Battle of the Salient, North Africa begins(1941)
0 - 1 - Queen Elizabeth unveiled Air Forces' Memorial at Malta(1954) - 1 ATF arrived at Vung Tau, South Vietnam(1966) - HMAS Westralia fire off the coast of Western Australia. Four sailors lost their lives(1998) - No miltary action were taken today - M' special force formed to conduct special ops in PNG(1945) - 0
0 - The HMAS Kuttabul is sunk during the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydeny Harbour(1942) - The Battle of Hari River, Bougainville begin(1945) - The HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E. Evans collide in the South China during an exercise(1969) - 2 sqn departs South Vietnam(1971) - The Australian Army conduct their first operation in France(1916) - The Battle of Binh-Ba, South Vietnam begin(1969) - The Battle of Bonis-Porton, Bougainville begin(1945) - The 7th Diversion spearhead invasion of Vichy France controlled Syria, Middle East(1941) - The Battle of the Litani River, Syria begin(1941) - The HMAS Jervis Bay(III) is commissioned - The HMAS Wallaroo sinks following collision with American liberty ship off the coast of Western Australia(1943) - Two 5 AVN Regt Blackhawk helicopters collided at High Range(1996) - The battle of Sidon, Syria begin(1941) - The Battle of Jezzine, Syria begin(1941) - The HMAS Nestor is bombed in the Mediterranean, The ship was scuttled the follwing day(1942) - State of Emergency is declared in Malaya(1948) - RAAF Base Amberley is established(1940) - The Australian PoWs are released at Panmunjon, Korea (1953) - 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4- 5 - 6 - The North Korean Army crossed the border into South Korea, beginning the Korea War(1950) - 8 - 0
0 - 0 - 0 - 0- 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 10Bde took the town of Merris,France(1918) - Queen Victoria signed an order creating the first Australian national miltary unit when the Permanent Artillery Units of some of the Australian colonies were formed into the Royal Australian Artillery(1899) - Anniversary of Commissioning of the HMAS Albany(2006) - 0