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Title: The Royal Australian Corps of Transport : A History of Australian Army Transport 1973 – 2000

Author: Palazzo, Albert

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2001

ISBN: 1879439807

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 181 pages

Comments:  The history of the The Royal Australian Corps of Transport from 1973 to 2000. Now out of print and becoming scarce.

The RACT was formed on 1 June 1973 from and amalgamation of a number of functions of two existing corps: Royal Australian Army Service Corps (RAASC) and Royal Australian Engineers Transportation Service (RAE-TN). From RAASC the new corps gained the responsibilities of road and amphibian transport, air dispatch and postal functions, whilst from RAE-TN it gained water transport, terminal and movements roles. The remaining RAASC functions—such as the provision of foodstuffs and petrol, oils and lubricants were subsequently allocated to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC), with RAASC ceasing to exist on 31 May 1973.

At Puckapunyal on 4 June 1983 the RACT was presented with its Banner. It was received from the Governor General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen, who presented it on behalf of Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice.