3rd Australian Corps Artillery Training Depot

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Brief History

In Australia during the forming of the 2nd AIF, training was generally undertaken by the forming regiment, including the training of early reinforcement drafts. However, in Western Australia early training was undertaken by a small artillery wing of the Western COmmand Training Depot before the men were sent tothe eastern states. Militia men were trained by the '3rd Field Training Battery at Narogin and the 9th Anti-Tank Training Battery at Point Walter.

Following mobilisation a reorganisation eventually saw the establishment of the 3rd Australian COrps Artillery Training Regiment. In June they had been reduced to become the 12th Artillery Training Battery. In April 1943 Artillery Training was centralised at Greta in NSw, and then in late 1943 the reduction in troop numbers in WA meant that a separate trainign establishment was not required. The artillery training units then moed to Greta where they were absorbed into other units.



Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 3 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, pages 5.210 & 5.211 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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