Description

Description: Colour Patch – 8th Division – Royal Australian Artillery 1940 – 1945 (Opposing).

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Colour Patch – 8th Division – Royal Australian Artillery 1940 – 1945.

Reference: KG 580

The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War II, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War II. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards. As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.