Australian Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, M and Z Special Units Plaque

Location of Australian Independent Companies, Commando Squadrons, M and Z Special Units Plaque

Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
Brisbane QLD 4000

Brass plaque dedicated to the memory of the 'Independent' Units of the Australian Forces during the Second World War. These units were the "Special Forces' of the era. They included Commando Squadrons; Special and secretive units, coded 'M' and 'Z' Units, who operated clandesdine and silent operations to destroy ships in enemy held harbours and destroy base and other infrastructure installations, with demolition and disruption techniques;m and other specialised units related to the war.

The plaque displays the 'double diamond' insignia of the special units and a dedciation to those who gave their lives for their country.

Inscription

[Rising Sun]

1939 WORLD WAR II 1945

IN MEMORY

OF THE OFFICIERS AND MEN OF

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANIES

COMMANDO SQUADRONS

M AND Z SPECIAL UNITS

WHO GAVE THEOR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

[Unit colour pathces]

[Wreath - LEST WE FORGET]

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Plaque
Commemorative services held
The Shrine is utilised for commemroative events
Recorded by
QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
14 April 2009

Nearby memorials

List all 167 memorials within postcode 4000.