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Encyclopedia > Royal Military College, Duntroon
Royal Military College, Duntroon
Royal Military College at Duntroon

Motto: doctrina vim promovet (Learning Promotes Strength) Horace, Book 4, Ode 4.
Established: 27 June 1911
Type: Military college
Commandant: RMC-A BGen M.D. Bornholt, AM
Students: 425 (85 cadets in 5 companies)
Location: Campbell, Canberra, ACT,, Australia.
Campus: 370 acres (1.5 km²) suburban
Affiliations: Duntroon Society
Website: http://www.defence.gov.au/ARMY/rmc/Main/Main-Page.htm

The Royal Military College, Duntroon is Australia's military academy where Staff Cadets train for commissioning into the Australian Army as a part of the Australian Defence Force. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1184x888, 190 KB) Royal Military College, Duntroon. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other people named Horace, see Horace (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A military academy (American English), or service academy (British English) is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the military (officer corps of the Army), naval service or air force or provides education in a service environment, the exact definition depending on the country. ... Commandant is a military or police title or rank and can mean any of the following: The commander of certain military corps and services, such as the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commandant of the Coast Guard in the United States or the Commandant of the (now obsolete... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A military academy (American English), or service academy (British English) is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the military (officer corps of the Army), naval service or air force or provides education in a service environment, the exact definition depending on the country. ... Royal Military College The Royal Military College, Duntroon is Australias military academy where Staff Cadets train for commissioning into the Australian Army as a part of the Australian Defence Force. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia. ...


The college is situated in the suburb of Duntroon Canberra, ACT, Australia. For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ...

Contents

History

Duntroon was opened on 27 June 1911 by the Governor-General of Australia, Lord Dudley. is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. ... Lord Dudley William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley (25 May 1867 - 29 June 1932), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and fourth Governor-General of Australia, was born in London and was educated at Eton. ...


The college is situated on the old Campbell family homestead in Canberra. The family had named the property "Duntroon" after Duntrune Castle, their ancestral home on Loch Crinan in Argyll, Scotland. The Australian Government first rented the Duntroon homestead for two years and finally acquired the freehold to the estate and 370 acres (1.5 km²) of land after the creation of the Federal Capital. For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Robert Campbells property Duntroon was situated on the limestone plains of New South Wales in the area that is now covered by the Australian Capital Territory. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Argyll, archaically Argyle (Airthir-Ghaidheal in Gaelic, translated as [the] East Gael, or [the] East Irish), sometimes called Argyllshire, is a traditional county of Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ...

The initial Commandant of the College was Brigadier General William Throsby Bridges, who later died on a hospital ship after being wounded by a sniper on the shores of Gallipoli. Under his recommendations the College was modeled on aspects from the Royal Military College of Canada and the military Colleges of Britain, and the United States of America. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Commandant is a military or police title or rank and can mean any of the following: The commander of certain military corps and services, such as the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commandant of the Coast Guard in the United States or the Commandant of the (now obsolete... Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges (February 18, 1861-May 18, 1915) served with Australian forces during World War I, and was the first Australian to reach the rank of General. ... Combatants British Empire Australia British India Newfoundland New Zealand United Kingdom Egyptian labourers[1] France Senegal  Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Lord Kitchener John de Robeck Otto von Sanders Mustafa Kemal Strength 5 divisions (initial) 16 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 15 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000[2] 195... The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), is the military academy of the Canadian Forces and is a full degree-granting university. ...


In 2001, the Band of the Royal Military College [1] accompanied a detachment of the Australian Federation Guard to the United Kingdom where, as part of the celebrations of the centenary of Australia's federation, the AFG mounted the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace, while the RMC Band [2] provided the Guards Band. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Federation Guard is a tri-service ceremonial unit made up of members from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force. ... Sentry of the Grenadier Guards posted outside St Jamess Palace The Queens Guard and Queens Life Guard are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ...


In 2003, the Officer Tertiary Recruitment Scheme (OTRS) was introduced, which involves the recruitment of officers enrolled in tertiary study. Essentially, this program involves undergraduate sponsorship of university students, who are appointed as Officer Cadets (ARA), while they study. During their tertiary study, they train with the applicable University Regiment as reservists. At the conclusion of their study (provided they had completed the necessary modules) they enroll at RMC in II Class. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Buildings and Features

The officers' mess, an imposing stone building, was built as the Campbell family's house.


Programs

The College also oversees the programme for training officers in the Australian Army Reserve. These reservists join a University Regiment and undertake a number of training modules run by the various University Regiments around Australia in their free time in addition to the standard one night a week and one weekend a month of the Reserves. The final six and a half weeks of the reserve officer course are conducted at RMC-Duntroon. As of January 2008, the Part-time Officers course will be shortened to a duration of 104 days, with Initial Employment (Corps specific) Training conducted thereafter.


The Diploma of Arts (Military) is the academic qualification awarded to staff cadets who graduate from RMC Duntroon, after they successfully complete the 18-month military and academic course at the College.


Charter of the Royal Military College

"The Charter of the Royal Military College is to prepare cadets and other selected candidates for careers as officers in the Army by promoting learning, leadership and integrity; by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence; and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to Australia." [1]


Staff Cadets

Staff Cadet is a title accorded only to officer trainees of the Royal Military College, Duntroon of Australia


Until the late 1940s graduates entered the Staff Officer Corps of the Australian Army. After the late 1940s graduates were assigned different corps and were no longer posted to the Staff Corps. The title was kept on as a tradition at the RMC. Trainees at all other Australian Regular Army officer training establishments are referred to as Officer Cadet. The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ...


There are two streams of Cadets:

Direct entry cadets complete 3rd, 2nd and 1st class at Duntroon in that order, each of 6 months duration. Cadets from ADFA join Duntroon in 2nd class, combining with the direct entry cadets completing 12 months at the college. The leadership and military training provided at ADFA during the 3 years of training is considered the equivalent of 3rd class at RMC. ADFA redirects here, for the Welsh village see Adfa (village). ...


Direct entry cadets are known as 'bakers' particularly from the former ADFA cadets, as they are considered only half baked, given that they spend only 18 months in training as opposed to the 4 years of an ADFA cadet. Technically however, the training and syllabus for both entry types is the same.


Officer Cadets recruited under the Ready Reserve Scheme graduated from Duntroon until 1996, completing the full Duntroon course in 6 months then completing 6 months full-time service with their units. Some of these commissioned officers then went on to join the Australian Regular Army and to finish their degrees at ADFA.


Books

  • A. C. T. 'Notes on the Royal Military College Duntroon 1938' Royal Military College 1938
  • C. D Coulthard-Clark 'Duntroon The Royal Military College of Australia, 1911-1986' 1986
  • Australia Dept Defence Duntroon. Royal Military College (Paperback - 1977)
  • J. E Lee 'Duntroon, the Royal Military College of Australia, 1911-1946' 1952
  • Bruce Moore 'A lexicon of cadet language: Royal Military College, Duntroon, in the period 1983-1985' 1993
  • G Solomon 'A Poor Sort of Memory: a Personal Memoir of the Royal Military College Duntroon' 1978

Royal Military College, Australia Units (Reserves)

  • Melbourne University Regiment (MUR)
  • Monash University Regiment (MonUR)
  • Queensland University Regiment (QUR) (Including North Queensland Company)
  • University of New South Wales Regiment (UNSWR)
  • Sydney University Regiment (SUR) (Including Australian National University (ANU) Company)
  • Adelaide University Regiment (AUR) (Including North Australia Company)
  • Western Australia University Regiment (WAUR)
  • University of Tasmania Company (UTC)

The Melbourne University Regiment (or MUR) is an infantry unit in the Australian Army Reserve, with a depot at Grattan Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia. ... Monash University Regiment is a reserve officer training regiment of the Australian Army, based in Victoria near Monash University. ... Queensland University Regiment (QUR) is an officer training unit of the Australian Army Reserve, based on the campus of the University of Queensland at St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, with sub-units at Queensland Agricultural College in Gatton and Lavarack Barracks in Townsville. ...

Notes

  1. ^ 'The Royal Military College Duntroon' handbook, 1996, npg, p.1

External links

  • Official site
  • Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Official site

Coordinates: 35°17′59″S, 149°09′54″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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