Veterans return to the battle grounds in East Timor

29 Aug

A group of veterans has returned to the northern Australian city of Darwin after an emotional visit to the battle grounds in East Timor, where they fought in World War Two.

The men of operation ‘Sparrow Force’ were few in number, but successfully delayed the advance of more than 20-thousand Japanese troops towards Australia in 1942.

This trip marks the 70th anniversary of Australia’s engagement in World War Two on the island.

Read the Order of Service here

 

Radio Australia interview with the men of “Sparrow Force”:

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/veterans-return-to-the-battle-grounds-in-east-timor/1007308

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