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40th anniversary of the Battle of Coral

14 May 2008

His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has presented 102 Field Battery with the first ever Honour Title in the history of the Australian Army.

The presentation of the title Coral took place during the Coral Artillery Commemorative Ceremony at Mount Pleasant at the Artillery Memorial.

The Ceremony paid tribute to the Gunners who fought in the Battle of Coral, which took place in South Vietnam during May and June 1968. The 40th anniversary commemorative activities provided an opportunity to remember the contribution of our ANZAC combined arms force.

Current and former serving members participated in the ceremony including a Royal Guard, a Catafalque party from 8/12 Medium Regiment in Darwin and the Combined Artillery Band in Canberra.

The ceremony featured a “Huey” helicopter fly-over and conclude with the firing of two M2A2 Minute guns to solemnly mark the passing of fallen soldiers.