RACT Corps Journal 2015 Out Now!
The latest issue of the RACT Corps Journal (Issue 47, 2015) is now available online; please click here to view in PDF format and here to view an article from 16 TPT SQN that was inadvertently missed from issue 47.
Registration for the RACT Corps Conference and Combined Tobruk Dinner are now available under the Events Tab on the Home Page of this Website. Conference dates are 16-18 March 2016 with the key social activities of Circle the Wagons on Wednesday 16 March and the Combined Tobruk Dinner on Thursday 17 March 2016. Please click here to view the Dinner Instruction and here to view the Conference Instruction - Schedule of Activities included.
A growing list of back issues of the Australian Army Transport Journal "PAR ONERI" are now available on this site in printable PDF format. Please click here to view.
2014 Corps Journal Out Now
2014! The year that was: 2014 marked the return of Headquarters Army School of Transport (AST) to Tobruk Barracks, Puckapunyal and back to its original HQ building at the top of the parade ground. It also marked the reclamation of 'the Rock' and 'the Old Guardroom' for the expansion of AST in 2015; and the retention of Zeitun Lines for Road Transport Wing. These physical moves within Puckapunyal were supported by the inclusion of Land 121 Training Team within the establishment of Army School of Transport - the Driver Training Team in Amberley, the Maintenance Training Team in Bandiana, and the Training Development Team in Melbourne. Maritime Wing remained unchanged firmly established at Ross Island Barracks.
2014 also marked the movement of the Corps Banner into the Tobruk Barracks Officers Mess and the unveiling of the Corps Banner Painting in the Tobruk Barracks Sergeants Mess. These actions have re-established Puckapunyal as the home of the RACT. This was brought home clearly during the Corps Conference in April with over 150 Officers and Senior Non Commissioned Officers contributing to discussion about the direction of our Corps.
On 23 October 2014 the Colonel-in Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport, HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, visited Gallipoli Barracks and met with key officials and soldiers of the Corps during an equipment display and light luncheon. Brigadier Paul Nothard, AM, CSC Head of Corps, presented The Princess Royal with a framed print of the Princess Royal Banner Presentation Parade Painting as a memento of her visit from the members of the Corps.
2015 brings new and exciting challenges to the Corps with Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) training and the introduction into service of new vehicles and capabilities.