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13th National Service Battalion, Bardia Barracks Ingleburn
July 1957 Intake

The July 1957 intake was the first of the 'ballot' method of selecting conscripts. If your birth date was pulled out of the barrel, then subject to a medical, you were called up for 3 months full time training, followed by 2 years in the CMF. In that era there were a much greater number of CMF units across the metropolitan areas, as well as regional towns, so it was not too hard to be assigned to a unit proximate to your place of residence. Quite a few from this intake went on to serve their CMF time in 9 HAA.

Photos courtesy of Frank Arnold, featuring the late 1957 Passing Out Parade.

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HOLSWORTHY BARRACKS - National Service History of Gallipoli and Kokoda Lines 1951-1972

Download the booklet Welcome to Your Army produced by ERM to record a brief history of the site, specially the use for national service training, prior to the re-development for the Moorebank Units Relocation Project. Two 'P1' huts have been retained and restored and will be part of the Museum Precinct for the Engineer Museum.