EASTERN COMMAND SENIOR
FIRST AUSTRALIAN ARMY JUNIOR TACTICAL SCHOOL
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII
Eastern Command Senior Officers School which was authorised in February 1942 was probably raised at Rosebery in New South Wales in April 1942. It was reorganised in June 1942 and became known as First Australian Army Junior Tactical School.
The First Australian Army Junior Tactical School took over the Pacific Hotel at Southport in south east Queensland on 1 August 1942. In March 1943 they became C Wing of LHQ Tactical School.
They stayed at the Pacific Hotel until the Land Headquarters' School of Military Intelligence took over the site on about 14 April 1943. It is believed they moved from Southport to Beenleigh.
The First Australian Army Junior Tactical School was designed to train:-
48 officer students in tactical wing
20 officer students in field works and camouflage wing
With total under instruction of 68.
Tactical wing - 6 weeks including field works and camouflage course
Field works and camouflage wing - 10 days
"First Australian Army Junior Tactical School" NAA File
"The Unit Guide - The Australian Army 1939 - 1945" Volume 6, page 6.264, by Graham R. McKenzie-Smith, AM
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