Top Row L to R: Royal Australian Army Service Corps, Australian Army Catering Corps, Australian Army Armoured Corps.
Bottom Row L to R: Australian Army, Royal Australian Army medical Corps.
AUSTRALIAN ARMY CATERING CORPS:
This corp in, not suprisingly, responsible for the preparing and serving of food. Prior to 1939, the role of cook was a despised and lowly role, with poor quality food the result. In 1939 Sir Cedric Staton Hicks recognised the problem and set about improving the quality of supplies, the quality of equipment, and the quality of cooks. The later he achieved by raising their status, pay and training against considerable opposition, and in 1943 the Corps was raised with Hicks as the first director.
Post WW2 the Corps came under the control of the Royal Australian Army Service Corps until its disbanding in 1973. During 1990s there was outsourcing of training, and a reduction in numbers with the future of the Corps in doubt, but it continues to this day.
AUSTRALIAN ARMY ARMOURED CORPS:
Australian Tank Corps was formed in 1928. In 1941 it became the Australian Army Armoured Corps. Due to the changing times, the Light Horse were absorbed into this corps.