Description: Colour Patch – 1st Armoured Division – Headquarters (HQ) – 1941 to 1943
Comments: Colour Patch – 1st Armoured Division – Headquarters (HQ).
Reference: KG 414
The Australian 1st Armoured Division was raised in 1941 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF). While the Division was originally to be deployed to North Africa in late 1941, it was retained in Australia following the outbreak of the Pacific War. The 1st Armoured Division formed a key element of Australia’s defences against a feared Japanese invasion and was disbanded in Western Australia in September 1943.