Military Wagga

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Volunteers from Wagga, enlisted and served in the Mahdist War in Sudan

1885

Boer War

1899 - 1902

Volunteers from Wagga enlisted and served in the Second Boer War, South Africa

1899

World War 1

1914 - 1918

88 recruits left Wagga to serve in World War 1

1915

First conscription referendum debate, Wagga voted "Yes"

1916

Second conscription referendum debate, Wagga voted "No"

1917

Victory Memorial Gardens established

1927

ANZAC day commemorations still held at this site

World War 2

1939 - 1945

Establishment of No. 2/S.F.T.S. R.A.A.F. at Forest Hill

1940

Now R.A.A.F. Base

Establishment of Royal Australian Engineers Training Centre at Kapooka

1941

Now Kapooka Military Area

8000 troops training in Wagga Wagga

1943

Peacekeeping

1947 - 2013

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Kapooka army base reopened as a training area

1950

Vietnam War

1962 - 1975

Defence force and aircraft technicians began training at R.A.A.F base

1969

First Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Afganistan

2001 - 2013

Second Gulf War

2003 - 2009