Par Oneri’ – Equal to the Task
The unit was formed on the 17th August 1914 as 3 Company (Coy) AASC, the third of four such companies, which made up the 1st Divisional
Train Australian Army Service Corps. 3 Coy strength on embarkation, 4 Officers and 249 Other Ranks, with most members being recruited from southern N.S.W. and Victoria. 3 Coy departed Australia from Melbourne on 19 Oct 1914 on the transport “Benalla”.
Due to the 100th Anniversary of 3 Transport Company/Squadron in 2014 a request has been made to the Anzac March Committee of the NSW RSL for a place of Prominence Leading Post WW11 Army in the 2014 Anzac Day March.
On 11 June your committee received a letter from the NSW RSL saying in part that our request had been discussed at the march committee meeting and that the Committee resolved that the request be approved in principle subject to further requests.
We have further requests in relation to this march and have been in discussion with the OC 3 Tpt Sqn Maj Christian on both this and other activities involving both the current and past members.
Our Patron Col Mike Miller has had discussions with the HOC in relation to the use of the Princess Royal Banner and a Armed Guard Escort.
We are hoping that with the Guard, 3 Tpt Sqn and a large turn out of Association members we will be able to have about 200 in the march.
Great News. THE USE OF THE PRINCESS ROYLE BANNER HAS BEEN APPROVED.
Many thanks go to members of the unit in particular the OC, SSM, Training WO, the Battalion RSM the association Patron and committee members for their work in this matter.
Work has also begun on the 100th Birthday Dinner. Details to follow.
I will update this page as information comes to hand.