Portal:Military of Australia/Did you know/Archive
The following is an archive of former DYK's featured on the Military of Australia Portal
- ...that 17 Australian Article XV squadrons were formed during World War II?
- ...that Len Waters was the first Australian Aboriginal military pilot?
- ...that HMAS Wagga was the last of the RAN's 56 Bathurst class corvettes in seagoing commission?
- ...that HMAS Biloela was the first ship to be built entirely from Australian materials to an Australian design?
- ...that the 2/12th Field Ambulance suffered the highest rate of casualties for a non-combatant unit in Australian history?
- ...that the Royal Australian Air Force Maritime Section operated over 600 powered and 700 unpowered craft, including several sailing ships, at its peak strength during World War II?
- ...that Wing Commander Linda Corbould became the first woman to command a RAAF flying squadron on 17 November 2006?
- ...that the Office of Australian War Graves is also responsible for the maintenance of some 20,000 graves of Commonwealth war dead in 76 war cemeteries and plots and in numerous civil cemeteries, as well as Memorials to the Missing listing over 3,000 names?
- ...that Major General John Paton commanded the rear party during the evacuation of Anzac Cove in World War I and was one of the last Australian soldiers to leave the beach?
- ...that the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service has been established four times?
- ...that Corporal Ernest Albert Corey is only soldier to have been awarded the Military Medal on 4 occasions?
- ...that during World War I 3 members of the Australian 1st Battalion were awarded the Victoria Cross?
- ...that No. 461 Squadron sank six German U-Boats during World War II?
- ...that No. 35 Squadron is the only RAAF squadron to ever be simultaneously equipped with rotary and fixed wing aircraft?
- ...that the HMAS Patricia Cam was sunk by a Japanese aircraft on 22 January 1943 off the north coast of the Northern Territory?