Newcastle Covering Force
The Newcastle Covering Force was a militia force responsible for protecting Newcastle, Australia and approaches during World War II which was formed on 8 April 1941. The unit was responsible for defending the important port and air bases in and around the town, part of Fortress Newcastle, against a feared Japanese invasion. Newcastle Covering Force was converted on 15 April 1942 to the 10th Division, a regular Australian Army unit, following a complete re-organisation of the higher command of the Australian Army.
- 8th Garrison Battalion (11 December 1941 – 2 February 1942)
- 16th Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment (2 September 1941 – 14 March 1942)
- HQ 32nd Infantry Brigade (2 February – 15 April 1942)
- 16th Motor Regiment (14 March 1942 – 29 March 1942)
- "10th Australian Infantry Division". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- McCarthy 1959, p. 26.
- McCarthy, Dudley (1959). South–West Pacific Area—First Year: Kokoda to Wau. Australia in the War of 1939–1945 Official History Series. Series 1 — Army. Volume V. Canberra: Australian War Memorial.
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