Thursday, 25 April 2019

Regiment Square, The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial

The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial is located in Regiment Square, along George Street where it once met Wynyard Street. This war memorial was created by Dennis Adams OAM and dedicated in 1976 to commemorate the foundation of Australia's regular operational infantry regiment. It consists of a gently curved wall of Sydney sandstone onto which a series of bronze bas-relief sculptures are attached to represent the soldiers of the original three battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. An infantryman standing in the pond in front represents the nine battalions that served in South East Asia. It originally remembered soldiers who fought in Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Malaya and Borneo. It has since had Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and East Timor added. Today is ANZAC Day, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War in 1915.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.


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