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 Airforce

    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 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.