6th November 2018

Women’s Royal Australian Army Service (WRAAC):

In WW2 the Australian Women’s Army Service was raised. Many senior personnel from this transferred to the WRAAC in 1951, which was raised in response to the shortage of manpower that occurred due to the Korean conflict and also a period of full employment. Recruitment started in 1953. The women were trained separately, but could be deployed either to WRAAC units or male units. It was disbanded in 1984 as women had begun to be integrated into the general army from the late 1970s.

The caps haven’t changed, but the hemlines sure have!