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The story of the Australian Instructional Corps (AIC) is much more than just an account of the life of the Corps as the permanent force posting unit for the Warrant Officer Instructors of the Australian Army from 1921 to 1955.
(5) Clearly, because of its crucial training task, the Australian Instructional Corps was in the thick of this controversy.
(8) The proposition that findings by Grey and Palazzo are correct and accurate poses the question, "How had Australia arrived at the crisis in 1939 so unprepared?" Had there been lessons from the Great War 1914-1918 which had demonstrated the importance of preparedness that had been neglected or forgotten?" Providing answers to these questions also prepares a background against which the task of the Australian Instructional Corps for "training all soldiers as well as men called up for compulsory military training" (9) can be judged.
The theme of this short introduction to the history of the Australian Instructional Corps is based on the premise that metaphorically "the AIC was a uniquely Australian child of a British mother, a child that grew up between the two world wars".
(12) Similarly on 14 April 192l the Australian Instructional Corps, consisting of "Permanent Instructional Staff (Commissioned Quartermasters, Warrant and Non Commissioned Officers)" was raised and took over the task of training the AMF.
Sir Harry Chauvel stated, The Permanent Instructional Staff (Warrant & NCO's) has been re-organized to include Instructors of Technical Arms, Artillery, Engineers etc, and formed into the Australian Instructional Corps, with one seniority list for officers and one for other ranks.
The Australian Instructional Corps was an Australia wide organisation and the tasks of AIC members were spread through all arms and services of the Army.
The shift from general instruction to specialist instruction was a major factor in decreasing need for an Army wide Instructional Corps based on a Central Training system.
(57) Bad as this was, worse was to follow on 30 June 1922 with the Australian Instructional Corps losing one hundred and sixty nine (169) from an establishment of six hundred (600).
His application in 1924 to contest in the Queenscliff Borough elections was rejected by the Military Board on the grounds that his application was similar to a Warrant Officer of the Australian Instructional Corps where "approval could not be given to the application".
Instructional Corps members were subject to frequent moves, and the family went with them.
In the process of constructing a Nominal Roll of the Australian Instructional Corps because none exists, it has become apparent that the Corps contained a staggeringly high number of highly decorated officers and soldiers.

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