22nd Army Field Company

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Brief History

Formed at Karrakatta in late 1940, the unit was mobilised in December 1941 on Rottnest island, before moving to Melville in July 1942. In September they moved to Toodyay and to York in February 1943. The unit was re-named as 22nd Australian Field Company in April 1943, moved to Guildford in July, and then to Karrakatta in December 1943. In April 1944 they moved to the RAE Training Centre at Kapooka in New South Wales, for rest and retraining. In July they split to form a reduced scale Field Company and the nucleus of the 2nd Australian Port Construction Company. Primarily they worked on local Kapooka projects until they moved to Duntroon in the ACT from December 1944 until May 1945. In June 1945 they relocated to Darwin, establishing themselves in the Winnellie Camp during July, remaining there for the remainder of the war.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 3 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 3.459 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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