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The Services


Royal Australian Navy

The RAN were responsible for the maritime defences of Queensland and support of the campaigns in the SWPA.


The Australian Army

The Australian Army defended, trained, encamped and assisted with the war effort throughout the state.


Royal Australian Air Force

The RAAF were responsible for the air defences of Queensland and assisting with offensive operations in the SWPA.


Merchant Navy

The Merchant Navy offered the main supply route for resources to Queensland during the war.


Services of the USA

The US Military Forces swelled the population between 1942–45 and Brisbane became the Supreme Allied HQ.


Other allies

The British, Dutch and other allies used Queensland for R & R and retraining for the war effort.

Last updated
30 June 2014