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Air Training Corps : 05-October-2011
Air Training Corps : 05-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates the Air Training Corps formed in 1941.

In February 1941, the War Cabinet approved the formation of a cadet corps (known as the Air Training Corps or ATC) as part of the RAAF Reserve.

Mr W.A. Robertson was appointed Director with the rank of Group Captain. The original staff of the Directorate of the ATC started duty on 11 June and the six ATC Wings came into being from 12 August. All Wings were formed in the States by 1 October. Although staffed by a small nucleus of RAAF personnel, most of ATC’s instructors were unpaid volunteers, many of whom had been pilots in World War One.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal

Dedication

Front Inscription

AIR TRAINING CORPS
FORMED 1941.

Source: MA,SKP
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