6th Australian Movement Control Group

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Brief History

This unit was raised at Keswick in South Australia during June 1942 to facilitate the movement of individuals and units around Australia. Soon after its formation it was involved with the movement of the 32nd US Infantry Division to Queensland. In July they moved to premises in North terrace, Adelaide with detachments at the Mile End freight yard, Adelaide Railway Station and at Port Adelaide in addition to those at the change of gauge railway stations at Tailem bend, Terowie and Port Pirie.

In March 1943 they absorbed the 4th Docks Control Detachment, but as troop movements declined their work and personnel numbers fell to around 18 officers and 48 men until the end of the war.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 6.389 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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