4th Australian Army Trades Training Depot

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Brief History

Western Command Army Trades Training Depot was raised at Claremont in August 1942, initially as a holding unit for men waiting to be trade tested and allocated to a unit, but also to hold men attending technical colleges. The depot moved to Ascot Racecourse in March 1942 and their name changed in May 1942 to Western Australian Lines of Communication Area Army Trades Training Depot. In September they were on the move again, this time to Karrakatta where in January 1943 they were renamed 4th Australian Army Trades Training Depot. In January 1944 they moved back to Claremont where they disbanded in March 1944.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 6.278 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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