Newcastle Covering Force

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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.[1] 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.[2]


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  1. ^ "10th Australian Infantry Division". Orders of Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ McCarthy 1959, p. 26.


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