- GOC NG Force was
tasked to deny the Japanese the route Buna - Port Moresby. Subsequently,
39 Inf Bn was dispatched over the Kokoda Track.
- Lababia Ridge (20-23 Jun 43)This action has been described
at one of the classic engagements of the war. Lababia defended by D
Coy of the 2/6 Inf Bn against an Japanese attacking force numbering
more than 1,500 troops. The Australians had established linked defensive
positions featuring extensive cleared fire lanes. Japanese envelopment
tactics were defeated by the determined resistance of the Australians.
- 2/13 BN GP, AIF
(1900 troops) make an unexpected landing at Lutong in Sarawak.
- Australian Womens
Army Service disbanded.
RAR assumed control of its tactical area of responsibility at Bien Hoa
Sqn SASR conducted its first operation patrol from the 1 ATF base at
Nui Dat, Vietnam.
Fd Engr Regt granted freedom of entry to Croydon, VIC.