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Unit Title: Radar Station
Equipment Type: ENG Mk V COL
Formation Order: AFCO 143/42
Disbandment Order: AFCO B22/46

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Significant Events
Significant Events:
1942-06-01 Unit officially formed at Port Moresby PNG
1942-06-11 Personnel leave Brisbane by train
1942-06-13 Personnel arrive in Townsville
1942-06-17 Equip loaded on SS 'Swartenhondt'
1942-06-18 Personnel embark & sail(2)
1942-06-21 Unit arrives at Port Moresby - Disembark
1942-06-23 Unit embarks on SS 'Bontocke' & sail(3)
1942-06-25 Arrived at Milne Bay
1942-06-26 Installation party start work (1)
1942-07-10 Radar equipment installed
1942-07-15 Erection of doover commenced
1942-08-04 Radar operational - first raid reported
1942-08-16 Installation party departs
1942-08-26 Japanese invade Milne Bay PNG
1942-08-31 Night shelling of positions
1942-11-04 ASV beacon installed
1944-07-22 Placed under 3RIMU control
1945-06-01 Jamming tests carried out
1945-06-28 Unit ceases operations - placed on C&M basis
1945-12-18 Unit arrives at Port Moresby PNG
1945-12-20 Unit Disbanded

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