'C' Australian Heavy Battery / Bootless Bay Battery (Kila Bay)

Australian Army

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Justin Taylan 2003

 

One of the Port Moresby Gun Batteries. this battery is located on the shores of Kila Bay, it was the initial and temporary position of this battery that then moved to Stokes / Maata  Ridge near Pari Village, and finally, to a more permanent location at Drysdale Ridge.

Construction
This battery was constructed by 'C' Battery crews that arrived in Port Moresby in September 1942, and had been stationed first at Kila Beach.

References
The 'Letter' Batteries for dates and information related to this battery, and research of John Douglas.

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