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Women`s Royal Australian Army Corps : 25-September-2011
Women`s Royal Australian Army Corps : 25-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the women who have served in the Women`s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) from 1951 to 1984.

The Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) was established in April 1951 to help overcome a manpower shortage. During the late 1970s female soldiers began to be integrated into the Army at large and in early 1985, the WRAAC was disbanded.

 

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:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

WOMEN'S ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY CORPS
                    1951 - 1984
The WRAAC was successor to the Australian Women`s Army Service that provided support to the Australian Army throughout WWII.  The WRAAC provided specialised training, administrative, technical, and trade skills to all Corps of the Australian Army and ceased to operate when women were enlisted directly into Army units.

Soldiers Of The Queen - They Proudly Served Australia.

 

 

Source: MA
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