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SR 1934 No. 90 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Royal Military College of Australia Regulations.
Gazetted 27 Jul 1934
Date of repeal 15 Feb 1939
Repealed by Royal Military College Regulations

STATUTORY RULES.

1934. No. 90.

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REGULATIONS UNDER THE DEFENCE ACT 1903-1932.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Defence Act 1903-1932.

Dated this twenty-fifth day of July, 1934.

ISAAC A. ISAACS

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

G. F. PEARCE

Minister of State for Defence.

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REGULATIONS FOR THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

Part I.—Introductory.

Short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Royal Military College Regulations.

Subdivision.

2. These Regulations are divided into parts and appendices as follows:—

Regulations.

Part I.—Introductory .................................................................... 1—4

Part II.—Eligibility and selection of candidates .......................... 5—11

Part III.—Admission of candidates ........................................... 12—15

Part IV.—Command, organization and establishment ..............  16—21

Part V.—Staff ..........................................................................  22—27

Part VI.—Course of instruction ...............................................  28—31

Part VII.—Expulsion, removal, resignation and discharge ........ 32—35

Part VIII.—Discipline ..............................................................  36—48

Part IX.Leave ........................................................................... 49

Part X.—Allowances and contributions .................................... 50—57

Part XI.—Miscellaneous ........................................................... 58—63

Appendices.

Appendix I.—Form of Attestation Paper.

Appendix II.—Form of Entry (New Zealand Candidates).

 

Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 26th July, 1934.

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Appendix III.—Request and undertaking by the parent or guardian of a Commonwealth candidate under the age of twenty-one years.

Appendix IV.—Educational qualifications required of Commonwealth candidates under the age of nineteen years.

Appendix V.—Examination of Commonwealth candidates over the age of nineteen years.

Appendix VI.— Instructions for the physical and medical examination.

Definitions.

3. (1) In these Regulations, and in the forms authorized by these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears—

“Cadet” means a member of the Corps of Staff Cadets.

“College” means Royal Military College of Australia.

“Commandant” means Commandant of the College and includes the officer for the time being performing the duties of the Commandant.

“Commonwealth Cadet” means a Cadet who was a Commonwealth candidate.

“Commonwealth candidate” means a candidate for admission as a student who is not a New Zealand candidate.

“Formation, &c. Commander” means commander of a cavalry division, or of an infantry division, or of a mixed brigade, or of the field troops in a military district, or District Base Commandant.

“Instructional Staff” means Instructional Staff of the College and includes military and civil members.

“Military Board” means the Military Board, or, if the Military Board is not in existence, the officer appointed to command the Military Forces in time of war.

“Military Forces” means Military Forces of the Commonwealth.

“New Zealand candidate” means a member of the Permanent Military Forces of New Zealand who, being a British subject, is a candidate for admission as a student.

“New Zealand Cadet” means a cadet who was a New Zealand candidate.

“Student” means a student at the College.

“The Defence Act” means the Defence Act 1903 and all relevant amendments thereof.

(2) The appendices to these Regulations shall be deemed to form part of these Regulations.

(3) In these Regulations the word “regulation” followed by a number, or a number and letter, shall be read as a reference to the regulation, sub-regulation, paragraph or sub-paragraph bearing that number, or that number and letter, in these Regulations.

Repeal.

4. The Regulations for the Royal Military College of Australia (Statutory Rules 1926, No. 179), and all amendments thereof, are repealed.


Part II.—Eligibility and Selection of Candidates.

Conditions of eligibility (Commonwealth candidates).

5. A Commonwealth, candidate, to be eligible for admission as a student, shall be—

(a) physically fit, in accordance with the standards set forth in Appendix VI. to these Regulations, when examined by the medical board as prescribed in that appendix and when he joins the College; and

(b) unmarried; and

(c) a natural-born British subject who has, or one of whose parents or whose guardian has, resided in the Commonwealth for one year immediately preceding the date on which he is interviewed by the Selection Board as prescribed by regulation 9 (3); and

(d) of British origin or descent (of which the Minister shall be the judge) and owe no allegiance under any law, whether British or foreign, to a foreign power; and

(e) on the first day of March in the year in which he joins the College, under the age of nineteen years and over the age of sixteen years; and

(f) recommended by the Selection Board as prescribed by regulation 9 (3); and

(g) approved by the Minister:

Provided that, notwithstanding anything contained in this regulation, a member of the Defence Force who passes the examination prescribed by Appendix V. to these Regulations, and is approved by the Governor-General, shall be admitted as a student.

Method of application (Commonwealth candidates).

6. (1) Every application by a Commonwealth candidate for admission as a student shall be submitted on the form authorized by the Military Board.

(2) Every Commonwealth candidate over the age of nineteen years shall submit his application for admission as a student to his commanding officer, who shall forward it, together with his recommendation and a confidential report on the candidate, to the District Base Commandant.

New Zealand candidates.

7. A New Zealand candidate may, on nomination by the Government of the Dominion of New Zealand, be admitted to attend the College.

Documents to be furnished by Commonwealth candidates.

8. (1.) Every Commonwealth candidate shall submit with his application for admission as a student—

(a) a copy of the entry of registration of his birth certified by the proper official, if reasonably procurable, or, if not reasonably procurable, such other evidence of his parentage and place and date of birth as shall satisfy the prescribed Selection Board; and

(b) a certificate of good moral character signed, if the candidate is under the age of nineteen years, by the clergyman of the place of worship which the candidate usually attends, or by the Headmaster or Principal of the school or college which he attended during the last two years of his attendance at school or college, or, if the candidate is a member of the Defence Force, by his commanding officer; and

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(c) if the candidate is under the age of twenty-one years, a request and undertaking in the form contained in Appendix III. to these Regulations, signed by the parent or guardian of the candidate, or a statutory declaration of facts which prevent the submission of such a request and undertaking.

(2) An application that is not accompanied by the request and undertaking mentioned in sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall not be entertained unless the Minister dispenses with such request and undertaking.

(3) In addition to the documents required by sub-regulation (1) of this regulation—

(a) a Commonwealth candidate, who belonged to a class of whom service was, or belongs to a class of whom service is being demanded under Part XII. of the Defence Act, shall submit with his application for admission as a student a certificate by his Formation, &c., Commander that the candidate has rendered the service demanded of him or has been exempted therefrom; and

(b) a Commonwealth candidate who is an applicant for a vacancy reserved under regulation 9 (2) shall submit with his application for admission as a student a certificate that a parent of the applicant has been on such active service as is mentioned in regulation 9 (2).

The certificate of the performance of active service required by this sub-regulation shall be signed by the parent by whom the active service was performed, if available, or if not available, by some person having knowledge of the fact, and should state the unit in which, and the place at which, and the time during which, the active service was performed, and should be accompanied by such corroborative documentary evidence as is available.

Selection of Commonwealth candidates (under 19)

9. (1) The number of vacancies for Commonwealth candidates under the age of nineteen years shall be published annually in the Gazette.

(2) One-fifth of the vacancies allotted annually for Commonwealth candidates under the age of nineteen years shall be reserved for the sons of persons who have been on active service abroad in the Royal Australian Navy, or in an expeditionary force raised by the Commonwealth or by a Colony that became a State of the Commonwealth;

Provided that—

(a) no candidate shall be admitted who is not eligible under regulation 5; and

(b) if the number of candidates who are eligible under this sub-regulation is less than the number of reserved vacancies, the remaining reserved vacancies shall be allotted to other qualified candidates; and

(c) where a candidate for a reserved vacancy under this sub-regulation is not selected for such vacancy, he shall be eligible for selection for one of the other vacancies.


(3) (a) A Selection Board consisting of three officers appointed by the Military Board shall, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this sub-regulation, interview all Commonwealth candidates under the age of nineteen years who have been found physically fit by a Medical Board in accordance with Appendix VI. to these Regulations, and who have either qualified at a prescribed examination, or were candidates at, or are candidates for, the prescribed examination immediately preceding the next pending date for entry to the College.

(b) The Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation shall sit at such places as are determined by the Military Board.

(c) A candidate from a State or Territory which is not included in the itinerary of the Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation may be required to undergo a provisional interview in that State or Territory before a Provisional Committee, appointed by the Military Board, which shall make a recommendation to the Military Board as to the suitability or otherwise of the candidate to appear before that Selection Board. The Military Board shall then determine whether or not the candidate shall be interviewed by that Selection Board.

(d) The Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation shall present to the Chief of the General Staff for submission to the Minister the names of candidates, arranged in order of merit, whom they recommend for admission as students. In determining the order of merit the Selection Board shall take into consideration the certificates obtained at prescribed examinations, records submitted by schoolmasters or by the candidates, and the personal qualities revealed at the interviews.

Selection of Commonwealth candidates (over 19).

10. (1) The number of vacancies for Commonwealth candidates over the age of nineteen years shall be published annually in the Gazette,

(2) (a) A Selection Board consisting of three officers appointed by the Military Board shall, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this sub-regulation, interview all Commonwealth candidates over the age of nineteen years who have been found physically fit by a Medical Board in accordance with Appendix VI. to these Regulations, and who have qualified at the examination prescribed by Appendix V. to these Regulations.

(b) The Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation shall sit at such places as are determined by the Military Board.

(c) A candidate from a State or Territory which is not included in the itinerary of the Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation may be required to undergo a provisional interview in that State or Territory before a Provisional Committee, appointed by the Military Board, which shall make a recommendation to the Military Board as to the suitability or otherwise of the candidate to appear before that Selection Board. The Military Board shall then determine whether or not the candidate shall be interviewed by that Selection Board.


(d) The Selection Board appointed under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation shall present to the Chief of the General Staff the names of candidates, arranged in order of merit, whom they recommend for admission as students. In determining the order of merit, that Selection Board shall take into consideration the marks obtained at the prescribed examination, the confidential reports on the candidates by their commanding officers, records submitted by the candidates, and the personal qualities revealed at the interviews.

(e) The Chief of the General Staff shall present to the Minister for submission to the Governor-General the names of Commonwealth candidates whom he recommends for admission as students.

Notification in Gazette.

11. The names of Commonwealth candidates who are selected for admission as students (arranged, in the case of those under the age of nineteen years, in order of merit) shall be published in the Gazette.

Part III.—Admission of Candidates.

Dates of examinations and admissions.

12. (1) An entrance examination for Commonwealth candidates over the age of nineteen years shall be held each year, and shall begin on the third Monday in October unless otherwise notified in the Gazette, The syllabus of this examination shall be as prescribed in Appendix V. to these Regulations.

(2) A Commonwealth candidate under the age of nineteen years shall not be required to pass an entrance examination but must have qualified as required by Appendix IV. to these Regulations.

(3) (a) Candidates over the age of nineteen years (including those who are admitted under regulation 7) who are selected for admission as students, shall join at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

(b) Candidates under the age of nineteen years (including those who are admitted under regulation 7) who are selected for admission as students, shall join on the first day of March: provided that when the first day of March is a Sunday they shall join on the last day of February.

Enlistment of Commonwealth candidates.

13. (1) A Commonwealth candidate selected for admission to the College shall, on presenting himself for admission, be enlisted in the Corps of Staff Cadets for—

(a) five years, if he joins under regulation 9; or

(b) four years, if he joins under regulation 10;

Attestation.

and for that purpose shall answer truly the questions on the Form of Attestation Paper provided in Appendix I. to these Regulations, and shall sign the declaration contained therein; the Commandant, or an officer authorized by him, shall then administer the oath or, in appropriate circumstances, the affirmation set forth on that form and thereupon the candidate shall be enrolled in the Corps of Staff Cadets, and, having been so enrolled, shall be admitted to attend as a student.

(2) A Commonwealth cadet shall not be permitted to remain at the College for a longer period than that for which he was enlisted.

Appointment on graduation.

14. A Commonwealth cadet shall be eligible, on graduation, for appointment to the Australian Staff Corps in the rank of Lieutenant.


New Zealand candidate.

15. A New Zealand candidate shall, on presenting himself for admission, sign the Form of Entry contained in Appendix II. to these Regulations, and shall thereupon be enrolled in the Corps of Staff Cadets, and, having been so enrolled, shall be admitted to attend as a student.

Part IV.—Command, Organization, and Establishment.

Command.

16. (1) The Commandant, who shall be an officer of the Permanent Military Forces, shall be responsible to the Military Board for the command and administration of the College.

(2) In the absence of the Commandant the senior combatant officer present shall perform the duties of the Commandant.

(3) A civil member of the Instructional Staff shall not exercise any military command.

(4) Units of the Military Forces may be attached to, or detailed for duty at, the College, and shall be under the command of the Commandant while so attached or detailed.

Organization.

17. (1) Cadets shall form a Corps, designated “The Corps of Staff Cadets” which shall be part of the Permanent Military Forces.

(2) The Corps of Staff Cadets shall be organized as an infantry unit.

(3) The Commandant may allot military members of the Instructional Staff for duty as officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets.

Acting ranks.

18. The ranks held by warrant and non-commissioned officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets shall be acting only.

Establishment.

19. The establishment of the Corps of Staff Cadets and of the Staff of the College shall be as approved by the Military Board.

Classes.

20. (1) Cadets shall be organized into classes corresponding to the four years of instruction, that is to say—cadets undergoing the first year’s course shall form the Fourth Class, cadets undergoing the second year’s course shall form the Third Class, cadets undergoing the third year’s course shall form the Second Class, and cadets undergoing the fourth year’s course shall form the First Class.

(2) The advancement of cadets from one class to another shall take place at the commencement of the Autumn Term.

Seniority of cadets.

21. (1) The seniority of cadets shall be determined as prescribed by this regulation, that is to say—

(a) Non-commissioned officers shall be senior to other cadets and shall have seniority amongst themselves in accordance with their ranks and amongst those of the same rank in accordance with the dates of their promotions to that rank.

(b) Cadets, not being non-commissioned officers, shall have seniority, on joining, according to their places in the order of merit as published in the Gazette, and subsequently, by classes, a member of a higher class being senior to a member of a lower class, and within a class by the aggregate of marks obtained from the date of joining to the termination of the last annual examination, the higher aggregate giving seniority over the lower.


(c) Cadets, on graduation, shall be granted seniority in the Australian Staff Corps according to the aggregate of marks gained while at the Collage, the higher aggregate giving seniority over the lower:

Provided that—

(i) any marks gained by a cadet during a year at the end of which he was not advanced to a higher class shall not be included in his aggregate of marks; and

(ii) marks gained by a cadet whilst in the Fourth Class shall not be counted except for the purpose of determining seniority on advancement to the Third Class; and

(iii) the seniority, on joining, of cadets who are admitted under regulation 10 and of New Zealand cadets shall be as determined by the Commandant.

Part V.—Staff.

Duties.

22. (1) The duties of the staff of the College shall be as approved by the Commandant.

(2) A member of the Instructional Staff may be required to assist in any department of instruction.

(3) Military members of the staff of the College may, with the approval of the Military Board, be detailed for duty other than at the College.

(4) Members of the Instructional Staff shall give instruction in their several departments, conduct such examinations as are prescribed, and perform such administrative duties as are assigned to them.

Responsibilities.

23. A member of the Instructional Staff shall be responsible for the regular and orderly conduct of any class or section under his immediate instruction. He shall also be responsible for the safe keeping and good order of all books, instruments, apparatus, and other stores, that may be issued to him.

Not to prepare candidates or give instruction on payment.

24. A member of the Instructional Staff shall not prepare a candidate for admission as a student, or give private instruction, on payment, to any cadet.

Boards, &c.

25. Civil members of the Instructional Staff may be appointed members of Boards or Committees.

Commanding Officers.

26. The Commandant may appoint officers of the Instructional Staff to be Commanding Officers, for purposes of discipline, of any persons at the College who are subject to military law.

Precedence.

27. (1) Military members of the staff shall have precedence according to their respective ranks.

(2) Civil members of the Instructional Staff shall have precedence, among themselves and with military members, according to the dates of their appointments to the Instructional Staff as follows:—

(a) Professors ..........  as Majors;

(b) Lecturers .........  as Captains.


(3) The Officer in Medical Charge shall have precedence, if an officer of the Military Forces, according to his rank, and, if not an officer of the Military Forces, as a Captain.

Part VI.—Course of Instruction.

Length of course.

28. (1) The normal length of the Course of Instruction at the College shall be—

(a) for cadets admitted under regulation 9, four years; and

(b) for cadets admitted under regulation 10, three years.

(2) The Military Board may, in exceptional circumstances, approve of the course being shortened by one or more terms as defined in regulation 29.

The College year.

29. (1) The College year shall be divided into the terms prescribed by this regulation, that is to say—

Autumn Term—from the commencement of the College year to about the twenty-sixth day of June.

Spring Term—from about the third day of July to the date of graduation.

(2) Each term shall be divided into two periods.

Organization of course.

30. (1) The Course of Instruction shall be organized in departments in accordance with the following table: that is to say—

Military Departments. (Co-ordinated by a Director.)

Civil Departments.

1. Military History and Imperial Military Geography.

2. Tactics of all Arms.

3. Military Engineering, including Surveying and Anti-Gas Measures.

4. Map Reading, Photo Reading, and Field Sketching.

5. Cavalry.

6. Artillery.

7. Infantry.

8. Signals.

9. Administration and Military Law.

10. Small Arms Training, Physical Training, and Equitation.

1. Mathematics, Pure and Applied, and Astronomy.

2. Physics and Chemistry.

3. English.

4. Modern Languages—French, German, Japanese.

5. Geometrical Drawing and Solid Geometry.

6. Sanitation, Hygiene, and First Aid.

7. Manual Training.

8. Book-keeping and Accountancy.

(2) The syllabus of instruction in the subjects prescribed in sub-regulation, (1) of this regulation shall be as approved by the Commandant.

Board of Studies.

31. (1) There shall be a Board of Studies to advise the Commandant, and, when so required by him, to report upon—

(a) the text-books for use in each Department, and the maps, models, and apparatus, required for purposes of instruction;

(b) the syllabus of instruction;


(c) the time-table of studies;

(d) the marks to be allotted to each subject;

(e) the case of any cadet who has not made satisfactory progress; and

(f) such other matters as may be referred by the Commandant.

(2) (a) The Board of Studies shall consist of the two senior combatant officers other than the Commandant, all professors, and such Instructors and Lecturers as may be appointed by the Commandant.

(b) The Commandant, or, in his absence, the senior military officer present, shall preside at a meeting of the Board of Studies.

(c) The Adjutant of the College shall be the Secretary to the Board of Studies.

Part VII.—Expulsion, Removal, Resignation, and Discharge.

Expulsion.

32. (1) A cadet reported by the Commandant to have been guilty of dishonourable or immoral conduct, or of a breach of discipline sufficiently serious in his opinion to justify expulsion, may, with, the approval of the Minister, be expelled from the College by the Commandant.

(2) A cadet who is expelled under sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall be ineligible for further service in the Permanent Military Forces, and his name, and the reason for his expulsion, shall be recorded in the Department of Defence and be made known to the Commonwealth Public Service Board of Commissioners.

Removal.

33. A cadet may, with the approval of the Minister, be removed from the College by the Commandant for any reason mentioned, in this regulation which, in the opinion of the Commandant, exists: that is to say—

(a) for moral unfitness of such a nature as, though not amounting to immoral conduct, renders it undesirable that the cadet should remain at the College; or

(b) for physical unfitness; or

(c) for unsatisfactory progress in his studies or exercises; or

(d) if unlikely to become an efficient officer; or

(e) for prolonged absence occasioned by sickness; or

(f) under regulation 52 (2).

Resignation.

34. A Commonwealth cadet may be permitted to resign if he satisfies the Minister that circumstances exist which justify acceptance of the resignation and on payment by the cadet of—

£50 if in his first year of service; or

£75 if in his second year of service; or

£100 if in his third year of service; or

£125 if in his fourth year of service; or

£150 if in his fifth year of service.

Discharge.

35. (1) A cadet who is expelled, removed, or permitted to resign from the College, shall be discharged from the Corps of Staff Cadets.

(2) A cadet may also be discharged for any reason mentioned in paragraph (i), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), or (xiii) of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 184 of the Australian Military Regulations.


Part VIII.—Discipline.

Part of Permanent Forces.

36. (1) Cadets, by virtue of section 147a of the Defence Act, form part of the Permanent Forces, and that Act and (subject to sub-regulation (2) of this regulation) Regulations made under that Act apply to cadets accordingly.

(2) Regulations mentioned in sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall apply to cadets only so far as those Regulations are not inconsistent with these Regulations.

Summary and minor punishments.

37. (1) For any offence against the Defence Act or a regulation made under that Act, or for any offence against the Army Act committed on war service, the Commandant may inflict on a cadet the punishments mentioned in this sub-regulation: that is to say—

(a) expulsion from the College subject to the approval required by regulation 32;

(b) loss of one or more places in seniority on graduation;

(c) reduction to a lower grade or to the ranks;

(d) loss of marks.

(2) For any such offence as is mentioned in sub-regulation (1) of this regulation, the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets may inflict on a cadet the punishments mentioned in this sub-regulation; that is to say—

(a) close custody not exceeding seven days;

(b) confinement to barracks not exceeding twenty-one days;

(c) stoppage of leave not exceeding eighty-four days;

(d) severe reprimand;

(e) reprimand;

(f) extra duty;

(g) extra drills;

(h) answering name at roll calls;

(i) admonition:

Provided that—

(i) the punishment of severe reprimand or reprimand may be inflicted only on a non-commissioned officer; and

(ii) the punishment of close custody, confinement to barracks, extra drills, or answering name at roll calls, shall not be inflicted on a non-commissioned officer,

(3) (a) All or any one or more of the punishments mentioned in sub-regulation (1) of this regulation, except expulsion from the College, may be awarded conjointly, and any punishment mentioned in sub regulation (1) of this regulation may be awarded separately.

(b) All or any one or more of the punishments mentioned in sub-regulation (2) of this regulation may be awarded conjointly or separately.

(4) When a case is referred to the Commandant by the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets the Commandant may—

(a) dispose of the case summarily; or

(b) direct that the case be disposed of summarily by the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets; or

(c) adjourn the case for the purpose of having the evidence reduced to writing.


(5) The procedure on the hearing of a charge by the Commandant shall be the same as if he were a commanding officer.

38. The officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets, with the approval of the Commandant, may delegate power—

(a) to members of the Instructional Staff to award, to the extent delegated, all or any of the punishments mentioned, in regulation 37 (2) (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i); and

(b) to non-commissioned officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets to award, when no officer, professor or lecturer is present, and to the extent delegated, the punishments mentioned in regulation 37 (2) (g) and (h) or either of them.

Modification of Australian Military Regulations and Army Act.

39. (1) The authority having power to award punishment under regulation 37 or 38 shall not ask a cadet whether he desires to be dealt with summarily or to be tried by a district court-martial, and no cadet shall be entitled to elect under section 46 of the Army Act (whether applying by virtue of the Defence Act or of the Australian Military Regulations) to be tried by a district court-martial.

(2) Australian Military Regulations 256, 260 and 262, and so much of section 46 of the Army Act as authorizes punishments not authorized by regulation 37, shall not apply to cadets, and the said section 46 and all other provisions of the Army Act (whether applying by virtue of the Defence Act or of the Australian Military Regulations) shall, for the purpose of their application to cadets, be read with such modifications (if any) as may be necessary to make them consistent with these Regulations.

Presentations forbidden.

40. (1) A person residing or performing duty at, or being in any way connected with the administration of the College, shall not receive for his own benefit or the benefit of any other person, any payment, reward, gift, or loan, from a cadet or from a relation or friend of a cadet.

(2) A cadet shall not offer any payment, reward, gift, or loan, to a person residing or performing duty at, or being in any way connected with the administration of the College, or to a near relation of such a person.

Saluting.

41. Cadets shall salute all commissioned officers in uniform, and those whom they know to be such when not in uniform. They shall also salute the College professors and lecturers.

A cadet may not marry.

42. A cadet who marries shall be discharged.

Intoxicating liquor forbidden.

43. (1) A cadet shall not drink any intoxicating liquor.

(2) A cadet who is found to have drunk any intoxicating liquor may be expelled from the College.

(3) A cadet shall not bring or cause to be brought within the College, or have in his room, tent, or otherwise in his possession while subject to College control, any intoxicating liquor.

A cadet may not enter, without permission, any place of entertainment.

44. During a College term a cadet shall not enter, without the written permission of the Commandant, or of an officer authorized in that behalf by the Commandant, any place (whether public or private) where intoxicating liquor is sold or supplied in consideration of a payment, or any place of public entertainment.


Gambling forbidden.

45. A cadet shall not, while at the College, conduct or take part in any gambling, lottery or raffle.

Smoking.

46. Cadets shall not smoke except during such hours and in such places as are authorized by the Commandant. Cadets shall not smoke cigarettes unless authorized so to do by the Commandant.

Firearms, &c.

47. A cadet shall not, while at the College, have in his possession any firearm or other weapon, or any firework or explosive, which has not been issued to him by proper authority.

Animals and race meetings.

48. A cadet shall not keep a dog or other animal at the College, or ride at a race meeting.

Part IX.—Leave.

49. The Commandant may grant leave—

(a) to any person on the establishment of the College at such times as, in the opinion of the Commandant, the good of the service will permit;

(b) to members of the Staff of the College, whose services can, in the opinion of the Commandant, be spared, during any period in which academic studies are suspended; and

(c) to cadets between terms.

Part X.—Allowances and Contributions.

Fees.

50. Fees shall not be charged for the equipment, instruction, or maintenance of cadets.

Allowances.

51. The following charges shall be admitted against the public and credited to the account of each cadet; provided that any sum expended by a parent, guardian, or other person, for travelling expenses of a Commonwealth candidate on joining the College, may be paid to that parent, guardian, or other person, or, with the approval of that parent, guardian, or other person, may be credited to the cadet’s pocket money account—

(a) Travelling expenses within the Commonwealth, on joining the College and at the rate provided in sub-paragraph (d) of this regulation, between the residence of the parent, guardian, or other person with whom the candidate was residing, and the College;

(b) Outfit allowance—£30 on joining;

(c) Maintenance allowance of 5s. 6d. per diem to cover the cost of uniform and clothing, books, instruments, messing, washing, and such other expenses as are approved by the Commandant:

Provided that—

(i) the Minister may approve of the allowance being increased to an amount not exceeding 7s. 6d. per diem in respect of any College year in which an allowance of 5s. 6d. per diem is, in his opinion, insufficient to cover the charges mentioned in this sub-paragraph; and

(ii) the cost of dental or medical operations, or of by civil practitioners while absent from the College on leave or sick leave, shall not be made a charge against a cadet’s account or against the public.


(d) Travelling allowance while travelling on duty, at the rate of 6s. per diem, and, when sleeping accommodation is not provided, the actual expenses incurred in such travelling.

Adjustment of accounts.

52. (1) The account of each cadet shall be adjusted at the end of each quarter ending on the 31st day of March, the 30th day of June, the 30th day of September, and the 31st day of December, respectively.

(2) Where an amount due by a parent or guardian under an undertaking given pursuant to regulation 8 (1) (c) remains unpaid at the expiration of thirty days after it becomes due, the cadet may be removed from the College.

(3) A cadet, on discharge or graduation, shall be paid an amount equal to the balance then standing to the credit of his account; provided that, where a cadet is expelled or removed or permitted to resign during his first year as a student, the amount of the unexpended portion of his outfit allowance, as determined by the Commandant, may be deducted from the balance standing to his credit.

Maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent.

53. The maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent from the College shall continue to be credited to his account:

Provided that—

(i) where a cadet is removed for physical unfitness while on sick leave, or on the termination of sick leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such sick leave shall not be credited; and

(ii) where a cadet, owing to absence (whether due to sick leave or other cause) is not advanced to a higher class, maintenance allowance for the period of such absence shall not be credited; and

(iii) where a cadet dies or resigns while on leave or sick leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such leave or sick leave shall not be credited; and

(iv) where a cadet, owing to sickness, is absent after the termination of his leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such absence shall not be credited; and

(v) where a cadet has been admitted to hospital at public expense, an amount, equal to the cost of the charge for messing, and service had the cadet been resident at the College, may, at the discretion of the Commandant, be made a charge against the cadet’s account and credited to the College vote; and

(vi) the maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent without leave may, by order of the Commandant, be stopped for the period of such absence; and

(vii) where a cadet is in receipt of pay by virtue of the grant of a provisional commission under regulation 59 (2), maintenance allowance shall not be credited.

Travelling warrants.

54. (1) Warrants for first class fares on coastal steamers, and for second class fares on railways, may be issued at the public expense to cadets for use—

(a) when joining the College;

(b) when travelling on duty;


(c) when travelling to and from their homes on leave between the Spring and Autumn Terms; or

(d) when travelling on sick leave with the approval of the Commandant:

Provided that the Commandant may authorize the issue of warrants for sleeping berths and first class rail fares when, in his opinion, such issue is necessary.

(2) A warrant issued to a cadet, who is travelling to his home after having been expelled, removed, or permitted to resign, shall not be a charge against the public but shall be charged to the cadet’s account.

Presents forbidden.

55. A cadet shall not, except with the Commandant’s permission, receive from his parent, guardian, or other person, any money or other supply.

Sports funds.

56. The Commandant may require cadets to contribute to sports funds and such contributions shall be a charge against their accounts.

Loss, damages &c.

57. The Commandant may charge to the account of a cadet an amount (not exceeding £5) sufficient to make good any expense to the Commonwealth caused by that cadet, or any loss of, or damage or destruction done by that cadet to, any arms, ammunition, equipment, clothing, instruments, regimental necessaries, or any building or other property belonging to the Commonwealth.

Part XI—Miscellaneous.

Annual Reports.

58. The Commandant shall, in February of each year, send to the Military Board a report for submission to the Minister and presentation to Parliament.

Temporary Commissions.

59. (1) A cadet may, with the approval of the Military Board, be detailed as an Assistant Instructor or to perform duty with troops.

(2) A cadet who has been detailed in accordance with sub-regulation (1) of this regulation may, on the recommendation of the Commandant, be granted a provisional commission as a Lieutenant in the Active Citizen Military Forces with the pay and allowances of such rank.

Most distinguished cadets.

60. The names of the most distinguished cadets, as determined by the aggregate of marks gained during the previous College year, and not exceeding three in each class, shall be inserted in the Army List of the Military Forces.

Army Orders.

61. Australian Army Orders shall be the medium whereby information with respect to the College shall be communicated to the Military Forces generally.

Official correspondence.

62. Official correspondence from or with respect to persons on the establishment of the College shall be addressed to the Commandant.

Ordnance stores.

63. (1) The Commandant shall demand issues of clothing, arms, ammunition, equipment, and other stores, from the Chief Ordnance Officer, 2nd District Base.

(2) The Commandant, or a senior officer appointed by him for the purpose, shall account with the Chief Ordnance Officer, 2nd District Base, for issues made pursuant to a demand under sub-regulation (1) of this regulation.


APPENDIX I.

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FORM OF ATTESTATION PAPER.

(Reg. 13.)

Australian Military Forces.

Royal Military College.

Attestation of No.        Name

Corps of Staff Cadets

Joined at

on

 

Questions to be put to the Cadet before Enlistment.

1. What is your name ?........................................................................................................ 1.

2. Where were you born?.................................................................................................... 2.

3. Are you a natural-born British subject ?.......................................................................... 3.

4. What is your age?............................................................................................................ 4.

5. Are you married?............................................................................................................. 5.

6. Have you ever been convicted by the Civil Power ?....................................................... 6.

7. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for His Majesty’s Service? If so, on what grounds? 7.

8. Do you now belong to, or have you ever served in any part of His Majesty’s force’s? If so, state particulars of such service.......................................................................................................................... 8.

9. Are you willing to be enlisted under the conditions stated in the Australian Military Regulations and the Royal Military College Regulations?....................................................................................... 9.

 

I,                                              , do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made hereunder.

Signature of Cadet.

 

Certificate of Attesting Officer.

The above questions were read to the Cadet in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to by him.

Signature

Commandant or other Authorized Officer,

Date.

 


 

Oath to as Taken by Cadet on Attestation.

I,                                       , swear that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lord the King in the Permanent Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia for the term of..........years or until sooner lawfully discharged, dismissed, or removed; and that I will resist His Majesty’s enemies and cause His Majesty’s peace to be kept and maintained; and that I will, in all matters appertaining to my service, faithfully discharge my duty according to law.

So help me, God.

Signature of Cadet.

Taken and subscribed at                                                   this       day of  19       .

before me—

Signature

Commandant or other Authorized Officer.

__________________________________________________________________________________

* If the Cadet desires to make an affirmation instead of an oath, strike out the word “swear” and insert in lieu of it the words “solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare” and strike out the words “So help me, God.”

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APPENDIX II.

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FORM OF ENTRY—NEW ZEALAND CANDIDATES.

(Reg. 15.)

Australian Military Forces.

Royal Military College.

Entry of No.                                        Name

Corps of Staff Cadets

Joined at

on

I,                                       , enlisted in the Permanent Military Forces of the Dominion of New Zealand on        , and, having been nominated by the Government of the Dominion of New Zealand as a Cadet in the Royal Military College of Australia, hereby agree to serve as a Cadet until lawfully discharged, dismissed, or removed.

Signature of Cadet.

Signature of Commandant or other Authorised Officer.

Date.

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APPENDIX III.

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REQUEST AND UNDERTAKING BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATE UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS.

(Reg. 8 (1) (c).)

To the Minister of State for Defence.

1. I, [name, address and occupation], being a parent/the guardian of [name of candidate] request that he be admitted as a student at the Royal Military College of Australia, and I undertake, if he is so admitted, to pay from time to time to the Commonwealth on demand signed by the Commandant for the time being of the Royal Military College of Australia, and served on me personally or by post, the sum or sums of money (if any) which in any quarter he shall receive from the Commonwealth in excess of the allowances which he shall become entitled to receive, as a student at the College or member of the Corps of Staff Cadets, under any Act or regulation for the time being in force.


2. If my son/ward be so admitted, and while he is in attendance as a student, there shall, in the opinion of the Commandant, arise urgent necessity for the administration of an anaesthetic to or the performance of a surgical operation on my son/ward, I consent to such administration or performance or both.

*3. I desire that my son/ward attend Divine Service according to the rites of                                           Church, and if such service be not held, I have no objection to his attending the service held in the College.

4. I desire that all communications concerning my son/ward be addressed to me as follows:—

 

and 1 undertake to inform the Adjutant of the College whenever I change my address.

Dated the                                                  day of              , 19      .

Witness—

Signature.

 

* This paragraph may be omitted or altered as desired by the parent or guardian.

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APPENDIX IV.

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATES UNDER THE AGE OF NINETEEN YEARS.

(Reg. 12 (2)),

To be eligible for selection a candidate must qualify at a Public Examination in accordance with the following table. All subjects need not necessarily be passed in one year.

Table of Examinations and Subjects.

Queensland.

New South Wales.

Victoria.

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Senior or Junior Public examination in:—

English

Mathematics (Senior or Junior) as follows:—

A “Pass” or, higher certificate at the Examination for Leaving or Intermediate Certificate in:—

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the School Leaving or Intermediate examination in:—

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

Senior—

Maths. A. or

Maths. B.

Leaving—

Maths. I. or

Maths. II.

Leaving—

Maths. I. and

Maths. II.

Junior—

Algebra and

Geometry

Intermediate—

Maths. I. and

Maths. II.

Intermediate—

Algebra and

Geometry

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and, any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient, or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject.


Table of Examinations and Subjectscontinued.

Queensland.

New South Wales.

Victoria.

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

Geography

Geography

Geography

Physics

Physics

Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Book-keeping

Business Principles

Commercial Practice

Economics

Economics

Economics

Geology

Geology

Geology

Botany

Botany

Physiology            Group

Botany              Group

Physiology            Group

 

Biology

Biology

Zoology

 

Mathematics A. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics I. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

 

 

 

Mathematics B. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics II. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics III.

 

Mathematics IV.

Applied Mechanics

Surveying and Astronomy

Mechanics

Elementary Science

Physical Science

 

South Australia.

Western Australia.

Tasmania.

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Intermediate Examination in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Junior Examination in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Intermediate Examination in:—

English Literature

English

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

Mathematics (Leaving or Junior) as follows:—

Mathematics (Leaving, or Intermediate) as follows:—

Leaving—

Leaving—

Leaving—

Maths. I. Or

Maths. A. or

Algebra and

Maths II.

Maths. B.

Geometry

Intermediate—

Junior—

Intermediate—

Maths. I. and

Maths, A. and

Algebra and

Maths. II.

Maths. B.

Geometry

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided, that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group will count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as on obligatory subject

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

Geography

Geography

Geography

Physics

Physics

Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Book-keeping

Book-keeping

Commercial Practice or Commerce


Table of Examinations and Subjectscontinued.

South Australia.

Western Australia

Tasmania.

Economics

Geology

Botany                    Group

Physiology

Economics

Geology

Physiology

Biology:—                   Group

Natural

History or

Botany

Economics

Geology

Physiology                     Group

Botany

Biology

Mathematics I. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics II. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics A. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics B. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Trigonometry

 

Applied Mathematics

General Science

Applied Mathematics

Notes.

1. The Selection Board appointed under Regulation 9 (3) (a) may accept any other Public Examination of equivalent standard to the above.

2. The Selection Board appointed under Regulation 9 (3) (a) may recommend that a candidate, who has passed in four subjects and has failed in a fifth be accepted as having qualified; provided that the aggregate of his marks in the five subjects is equal to the aggregate of marks required for a “pass” in each of these subjects.

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APPENDIX V.

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EXAMINATION OF COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATES OVER THE AGE OF NINETEEN YEARS.

(Reg. 12 (1).)

(i) General.

1. District Base Commandants shall—

(a) Inform the candidates in their respective States when and where the examinations will be held, and the hours of attendance.

(b) Make all arrangements for the medical examination of candidates by Boards of Medical Officers Approved by the Director-General of Medical Services.

(c) Make all arrangements for and appoint Boards of Officers to conduct the practical examination.

(d) Appoint Boards of Officers to supervise the written examinations.

(e) Arrange for a sufficient supply of all forms, books, tables of logarithms, drawing paper, boards and tee squares, and copies of these Regulations being at the disposal of the Boards concerned.

(f) Forward to the President of the Board appointed under (d), in sufficient time to reach him before the written examination begins, A.A.F. K7 (vide Appendix VI., paragraph 9).


 

2. Arrangements shall be made by the Commandant of the Royal Military College for setting questions and marking answers. Questions will be set and answers marked by the Board of Studies. The papers will be forwarded in sealed packets to the District Base Commandants for issue to the Presidents of the Boards appointed to supervise the written examinations. These packets are only to be opened as directed in paragraph 7.

3. (1) The following Forms and Book are to be used in connexion with the written examinations:—

Designation.

Purport.

How disposed of.

A.A.F. K 1a.............

Application to attend the Examination

 

     „    K 2................

List of Candidates..........................

Attached to Proceedings of Board

     „    K 3................

List of Index Numbers...................

Attached to Answers

     „    K 4(a)...........

Attendance List..............................

Attached to Proceedings of Board

     „    K 5................

Certificate from Candidate.............

            „          „          „

     „    K 6................

Certificate from Board...................

            „          „          „

     „    K 7................

 Result of Physical Examination

vide paragraph 9 (ii)

     „    A 23..............

Proceedings of Boards

            „     „    8

A.A.B. 24................

Candidates’ Answers

 

 

Drawing paper.........

                     

            „     „    8

(ii) The result of the practical examination of candidates shall be recorded in the same manner as the result of a promotion examination. Reports of Boards shall be forwarded direct to the Commandant, Royal Military College.

(ii) Boards.

4. Officers appointed to superintend the written examinations shall bear in mind the great importance of strict adherence on their part, and on that of the candidates, to the rules which have been framed for the conduct of the examination, in order that strict justice may be done to all candidates. Irregularity on the part of either members of the Board or of a candidate may entail the disqualification of the candidate.

5. At least two members of the Board shall always be present during the examination, and strictly attend to the duty of proper supervision.

6. A member of the Board shall not give any opinion to a candidate as to the meaning or correctness of any word or sentence contained in an examination paper. Silence must be maintained in the room.

7. The sealed packets containing the examination questions shall not be opened by the President of the Board until the time fixed for the examination in the subject concerned, and then only in the presence of the candidates.

8. (i) The worked papers shall be arranged in the order of the Attendance List [A.A.F. K 4 (a) ] immediately on the conclusion of each sitting, and sealed in one or more of the special envelopes provided for that purpose.

(ii) Each packet shall contain a list of the Index Numbers [A.A.F. K 3 (without names)] of candidates at the examination to which the papers in it refer. No other papers shall be enclosed in the packet.

(iii) The President (or senior member of the Board) shall not allow the envelopes out of his possession, but, after ascertaining that they are securely fastened and sealed, shall place them in a second envelope, and register and transmit them himself on the day of the examination to the Commandant, Royal Military College.


9. (i) The proceedings of the Board shall be recorded on A.A.F. A 23. The proceedings shall state—

(a) In the form of a table the periods of attendance in the examination room of each member of the Board at each sitting.

(b) Whether the packets containing the examination questions were received with the seals intact or otherwise.

(c) The number of packages containing candidates’ answers and dates of posting each.

(ii) The proceedings shall be forwarded to the Commandant, Royal Military College, accompanied by the certificates and documents mentioned in this subparagraph; that is to say—

(a) List of candidates examined, with their signatures and addresses. (A.A.F. K2.)

(b) The Attendance List [A.A.F. K. 4 ( a)], marked up as directed thereon.

(c) A certificate signed by each candidate that he has not received or given any assistance during the examination. (A.A.F, K 5.)

(d) Certificate on A.A.F. K 6.

(e) A list of candidates who were permitted to withdraw, or who absented themselves from the examination, giving the reasons for their so doing.

(f) The result of the Medical Examination, A.A.F. K 7 ( vide paragraph 9, Appendix VI.).

(iii) Order of Examination.

10. The following shall be the order of the written examination:—

 

Day.

Morning.

Afternoon.

From 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

From 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

1st Day....

English...........................................

Mathematics Part I.

2nd Day..

Mathematics Part II........................

Geometrical Drawing

3rd Day...

Physics...........................................

Chemistry

4th Day...

1st Paper, Tactics; Military Engineering

Modern Language

5th Day...

2nd Paper, Tactics; Map Reading

Organization and Military Law; Book-keeping

(iv) Candidates.

11. On the first day of the written examination candidates shall report themselves half-an-hour before the time stated in the table in the last paragraph to receive and sign for their Index Numbers, and to be allotted seats by the Board.

12. On the assembly of the Board and after the candidates have been allotted their seats and Index Numbers, the President, or, in his absence, the senior member of the Board, shall read to the candidates paragraphs 13 to 19 inclusive and paragraph 6 of this Appendix.

13. Each candidate shall be given a number which he shall write on his paper of questions, and on every A.A.B. 24 containing his replies. This number shall be that placed opposite to his name on the List of Candidates, A.A.F. K 2, which shall be submitted for his signature and address. The name of a candidate must on no account appear on his papers. A candidate who contravenes this instruction shall be disqualified.


14. Candidates while under examination shall be placed at least 6 feet apart in all directions, and must maintain that distance during the whole examination. Candidates shall not be allowed to select their seats, but a seat shall be assigned to each. Candidates shall retain the same seats throughout the examination, unless the Board makes any change. Each candidate must keep his papers close beside him on his table, and must not place any on the floor.

15. Candidates must bring with them their pens, pencils, indiarubber, and drawing instruments, but shall not be permitted to bring any book or paper of any description into the room. Copies of A.A.B. 24 shall be supplied to the Board, and the Board shall issue to each candidate the number of books he requires. Those must be returned to the Board complete, at the close of the examination in each subject. Candidates shall state on each A.A.B. 24 ( in the space provided for the purpose) the number of copies of that Book used at the sitting. Candidates may be allowed to take away their papers of questions provided no work has been done on them. For the Geometrical Drawing Examination, sheets of drawing paper shall be used in place of copies of A.A.B. 24, but the foregoing instructions shall still apply.

16. During the examination, candidates shall not be permitted to speak to each other, or to communicate with any person in the room, except a member of the Board. Each candidate, at the close of the examination, shall hand in to the Board a written certificate, (A.A.F. K 5) that he has “not received any assistance from books or notes, and has not given or received help of any kind during the examination.”

17. Any candidate detected in the examination room in the possession of a book or paper, brought with him for assistance, or in copying from the papers of another candidate, or in permitting his own papers to be copied, or in attempting to give or receive assistance of any description, shall be disqualified; his examination shall be discontinued and the circumstance reported.

18. The examination papers shall be distributed to candidates, and the replies handed in to the Board punctually at the appointed hours. Any candidate who finishes his replies before the hour named may deliver them into the hands of a member of the Board.

19. A candidate may not leave the room during the hours of examination without finally giving up his papers. No candidate shall be allowed to give up his papers and leave the room within the first half-hour, and a candidate who arrives after any other candidate has left shall not be admitted to the examination room.

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(v) Forms Used in The Examination.

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A.A.F. K2.

(To be attached to the Proceedings of the Board.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

List of Candidates over the Age of Nineteen Years.

Place of Examination                                                                           Date

Name of Candidate.

Index Number.

Candidate’s Signature and Address.

 

 

 

Signature of President of Board—

Date


A.A.F. K 3.

(To be placed in the envelopes containing the candidates’ answers.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

Candidates over the Age of Nineteen Years.

List of Index Numbers arranged consecutively.

Number of Books or Sheets handed in by each Candidate.

List of Index Numbers arranged consecutively.

Number of Books or Sheets handed in by each Candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note.— No indication of the name of any candidate or member of the Board or place of examination is to appear on this form.

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A.A.F. K 4 ( a).

(To be attached to the Proceedings of the Board.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

Attendance List.

Place                                                                                        Date

The presence of each candidate is to be indicated by a tick (thus√) The number of books; maps, or drawings given up is to be marked by cross ticks, thus: cross tick with one line for one book or sheet: cross tick with two lines for two: cross tick with three lines for three, and so on.

If a candidate goes out without attempting the paper, a 0 is to be marked after the tick denoting his presence, thus:√0.

If a candidate does not attend for the paper, the word “Absent” (or “Abs.”) should be entered.

It is most important that each separate book or sheet should bear the candidate’s index number in his own handwriting.

Special note is to be made of any candidates who may assign being unwell as the cause of leaving.

The initials of the President of the Board should be placed at the foot of each column, and all doubtful points cleared up before the Attendance List is attached to the proceedings of the Board for transmission to the Commandant, Royal Military College.

Index Nos.

1st Day.

2nd Day.

3rd Day.

4th Day.

5th Day.

Certificates (Paras. 3 and 9).

Morning.

Afternoon.

Morning.

 Afternoon.

Morning.

Afternoon.

Morning.

Afternoon.

Morning.

 Afternoon.

 

English.

Mathematics Part I.

Mathematics

Geometrical Drawing.

Physics.

Chemistry.

1st Paper, Tactics; Military Engineering.

Modem Language.

2nd Paper, Tactics; Map Reading;

Organization and Military Law; Book-keeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A.A.F. K 5.

(To be attached to the Proceedings of the Board.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

Certificate from Candidate undergoing Examination.

Place of Examination                                                                           Date

I, hereby certify that I have not received any assistance from books or notes, and have not given or received help of any kind during the examination.*

Signature of Candidate.

*To be in the handwriting of the candidate (vide paragraph 16 of this Appendix).

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A.A.F. K. 6.

(To be attached to the Proceedings of the Board.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA.

Certificate by the Board.

Place of Examination                                                                                  Date

We hereby certify that—

(a) During the examination the candidates were placed at least 6 feet apart in all directions.

(b) Two members of the Board were present during the entire examination.

(c) The prescribed order of subjects and hours was observed.

(d) None of the candidates received any assistance during the examination from books, notes, or other sources in answering the questions.

(e) The papers were withdrawn at the expiration of the prescribed time for each paper.

(f) In all respects the instructions for the guidance of the Board have been strictly complied with.

President.

 


Members.

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A.A.F. K 7.

(To be attached to Proceedings of Board appointed to supervise the Written Examination.)

EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. OF AUSTRALIA.

Result of the Medical Examination (vide Appendix VI., paragraph 9).

Candidates over the Age of Nineteen Years.

Date of Examination.

Names of Candidates passed as physically fit.

Date of Examination.

Names of Candidates rejected as physically unfit.

 

 

 

 

Place.                                                                              President.

Date.                                                                               Members.


(vi) Syllabus of Examination.

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SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS AND ALLOTMENT OF MARKS.

Subject.

Marks.

DIVISION I.— MILITARY SUBJECTS.

 

1. Tactics.....................................................................................................

2. Military Engineering................................................................................

3. Map Reading and Field Sketching............................................................

400

100

100

4. Elementary Organization and Military Law..............................................

100

DIVISION II.—DRILLS AND EXERCISES.

 

5. Drill.........................................................................................................

150

6. Small Arms Training................................................................................

160

DIVISION III.—CIVIL SUBJECTS.

 

7. Mathematics............................................................................................

400

8. Physics....................................................................................................

200

9. Chemistry................................................................................................

100

10. English...................................................................................................

200

11. Geometrical Drawing.............................................................................

100

12. A Modern Language (French, Japanese, or Gorman).............................

200

13. Book-keeping........................................................................................

100

A candidate, in order to qualify, must obtain half marks in each subject.

The examination in Divisions I. and II. shall be set from the latest editions of the official manuals. The subject-matter shall be that contained in the sections quoted below from the current editions.

Division I.—Military Subjects.

The examination in this Division shall consist of written papers.

In Subjects 1, 2 and 3 candidates may be required to illustrate their answers by sketches drawn to scale. Marks shall be given for draughtsmanship and knowledge of conventional signs. Sketches, &c., shall be executed in pencil and coloured chalks.

Subject.

Marks.

1. TACTICS.

 

The subject matter contained in Field Service Regulations, Vol. II., 1920, Chapters I., II ., III., IV., V., VI., VII., VIII. (excluding Sections 87 to 95), XII.; Cavalry Training, Vol. II., 1929, Chapters I., IX., IV., V., XII.; Cavalry Section Leading; Infantry Training, Vol. II., 1931, Chapters I., II., III., IV.; and Infantry Section Leading,.....................................................................................................

400

The Examination shall consist of two papers. The first shall deal with questions of theory contained in the text-books shown above. The second paper shall require the solution of tactical problems dealing with units up to sabre squadrons and rifle companies assisted by artillery and machine gun units.

 


Division I.—Military Subjects—continued.

Subject.

Marks.

2. MILITARY ENGINEERING.

 

The subject-matter contained in the Manual of Field Engineering, Volume I. (All Arms), 1933, regarding:—

Tools and Materials; Organization of Work; Obstacles; Protective Works; Maintenance and Repairs

100

3. MAP READING AND FIELD SKETCHING.

 

The subject-matter contained in the Manual of Map Reading, Photo. Reading and Field Sketching, 1929. Introduction; Chapters II., III., IV., V., VI., VII., VIII., IX., X., XI., XIV., XVI., Appendix I., Appendix II................................................................................................................................

100

4. ORGANIZATION AND MILITARY LAW.

 

(i) General organization of the Units of a Division (War Establishments of the Australian Military Forces,. Vol. II.)..........................................................................................................................

(ii) Redress of wrongs (A.M.R. & O’s. 289-294); Discipline generally (A.M.R. & O’s. 300-317); Offences (A.M.R. & O. 328); Arrest and suspension (A.M.R. & O’s. 350-379); Investigation of Charges and Power of Commanding Officer (A.M.R. & O’s. 389-401, 403, 413); Summary and Minor Punishment of Soldiers (A.M.R. & O’s. 418, 423, 425-428).

100

Division II.— Drills and Exercises.

The examination in this Division shall be conducted practically and by oral questions.

In addition to giving the words of command, the candidate shall be required to give the explanation of the exercise to be performed in detail and in a clear and concise manner.

He shall also be required to correct all mistakes made by the unit being exercised in drill, &c., and to explain the correct action.

Subject.

Marks.

5. DRILL.

 

At least two questions shall be asked on each of the following sub-heads:—

Infantry Training, Volume I., Training, 1932.

(a) Squad Drill—with and without arms;

(b) Platoon Drill;

(c) Company Drill;

(d) Guards.

150

6. SMALL ARMS TRAINING.

 

Subject-matter contained in Small Arms Training, Volume I., 1931—

(a) Chapter II.,

(b) Chapter III., sections 16-37

160


Division III.—Civil Subjects.

Subject.

Marks.

7. MATHEMATICS............................................................................

400

1. Part I......................................................................................

200

(a) Algebra.

 

Text-book:—Elementary Algebra (Baker and Bourne).

 

Graphical solution of equations; mensuration and approximate numerical calculations; theory of quadratic equations; arithmetical and geometrical progressions; indices; theory and practical use of logarithms. Chapters XXV.—XXVII., XXXII., XXXVI., XXXVII., XXXIX., XLII.—XLIII.

 

(b) Geometry.

 

Text-book:—A School Geometry (Hall and Stevens).

 

Theory of proportion and similar figures, Theorems 60-78.

 

(c) Trigonometry.

 

Text-book:—Trigonometry (Siddons and Hughes, Parts I. and II.).

 

2. Part II............................................................................................

200

(a) Dynamics.

 

Text-book: Elementary Dynamics (R. J. A. Barnard).

 

Principles of dynamics—acceleration, force, mass; uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line; momentum; work, power; parallelogram laws. Articles 1-11, 14-18, 22-31, 33-35, 37-43, 46-48, 50-56, 61-74.

 

(b) Statics.

 

Text-book:—Any elementary Text-book on Statics.

 

Composition and resolution of forces, in one plane acting at a point treated algebraically and graphically; equilibrium of a body under forces at a point in one plane; parallel forces; machines (levers, pulleys; toothed wheels, &c).

 

8. PHYSICS........................................................................................

200

Text-book—“Elements of Physics,” by R. A. Houstoun.

 

(a) Dynamics.

 

Units and measurements; parallelogram of forces; the law of moments; centres of gravity; falling bodies; the laws of motion; circular motion and the pendulum; friction; work; energy.

 

(b) Hydrostatics.

 

The properties of matter; fluid pressure; atmospheric pressure; Boyle’s law; pumps; specific gravity.

 


 

Division III.— Civil Subjects— continued

Subject

Marks.

Physicscontinued.

 

(c) Heat.

 

Temperature and thermometers; expansion; calorimetry; change of state; mechanical equivalent; conduction; convection; radiation.

 

(d) Sound.

Wave motion; nature and propagation of sound; musical notes; stretched strings; organ pipes; the phonograph; sound ranging.

 

(e) Light.

 

Propagation of light, and photometry; reflection and refraction; spherical mirrors; lenses and the optical bench; optical instruments; the spectroscope and dispersion; the eye and colour vision.

 

(f) Magnetism.

 

Fundamental facts; magnetic fields; methods of magnetization; laws of magnetic force; oscillation of a magnet in a uniform field; terrestrial magnetism.

 

(g) Electricity.

 

Electro-statics; condensers and electrical machines; the electric current; Ohm’s law; measurements of current and resistance; induced currents; principles of the electric motor; coils; electrolysis; the voltmeter; Joule’s law; applications of electricity.

 

9. CHEMISTRY..............................................

100

Text-books:—Service Chemistry, 4th Edition (Laces and Brame). Chapters I.—III., V.—XVI.

 

Physical and chemical change; conservation of matter; causes leading to chemical action; conservation, of energy; elements; compounds; mechanical mixtures; analysis and synthesis;

 

The three states of matter; liquefaction of gases; critical point; critical pressure; refrigerating machines;

 

Laws of constant and multiple proportion; the atomic theory; law of gaseous volumes; complex nature of gaseous molecules; Avogadro’s hypothesis; influence of temperature and pressure on gases;

 

The kinetic theory; atomic and molecular weights; atomic and molecular weights from density; equivalent weights; valency;

 

Symbols; formulae; equations; reversible reactions; equilibrium; thermochemistry;

 

Hydrogen; preparation; properties; diffusion; ballooning;

 

Hydrogen; chemical behaviour; oxygen; preparation; properties; detection;

 

Ozone; allotropism; preparation; detection and properties; action of ozone on mercury; oxides and salts; acid forming, basic, and neutral oxides;

 

Salts; normal, acid, and basic salts; decomposition of salts; nomenclature; classification of the elements; combustion; theory of combustion; reciprocal combustion; definition; rate; effect of state of division; slow combustion; respiration; surface action; point of ignition; spontaneous ignition; combustion of combined oxygen;

 

Water; composition by volume: and weight; decomposition; properties; water as a solvent; water of crystallisation; water of hydration;

 

 


 

Division III.—Civil Subjects— continued.

Subject.

Marks.

Chemistry—continued.

 

Hydrogen peroxide; preparation; properties; natural impurities in rain and spring water; hardness; water softening;

 

Waste from hard water; river water; sea water; action of impurities on health; sources of supply; filtration; Pasteur-Chamberland filters; distillation; rough purification;

 

Boiler incrustation; formation of deposit; difference in deposits; waste of fuel; prevention of scale in fresh-water boilers; saline incrustators; oils and fats; organic deposits;

 

Carbon; allotropes; charcoal; bone-black; absorption of gases; hydrocarbons; methane preparation; methane explosions; safety lamps;

 

Paraffin series; ethylene; acetylene; benzine; flame-throwers;

 

Coal gas; purification; composition of coal gas;

 

Flame; the action in a candle flame; Bunsen flames; oxidising and reducing flames; the incandescent mantle; fire extinguishers;

 

Carbon dioxide; preparation; properties; carbonic acid; aerated waters; liquid carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; preparation; properties; mine and crater gases; detection and protective measures;

 

Water gas; composition; production; producer gas; composition; production; mixed fuel gas;

 

Nitrogen; preparation; properties; ammonia; preparation; manufacture; properties; composition; ammonium salts; ammonium amalgam; ammonium nitrate; use in explosives;

 

Oxides of nitrogen; nitrogen monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; nitrogen trioxide; nitrogen tetroxide; nitrogen pentoxide;

 

Nitric acid; manufacture; properties; nitrates; use in preparation of explosives; fixation of atmospheric nitrogen; tests for nitrates;

 

The atmosphere; extent; air a mechanical mixture; analysis of air; helium; preparation; properties; functions of constituents; minor constituents; functions of minor constituents; withdrawal of oxygen; action of vegetable life; diffusion; organic matter true impurities; ventilation.

 

10. ENGLISH..........................................................................

200

Text-book:—English Composition—Morison.

 

(i) Essay....................................................................................................................

60

(ii) Précis of selected passage....................................................................................

60

(iii) Paraphrase and literary comment on selected passages.......................................

60

(iv) Analysis (distinguishing clauses and showing their mutual relations)..................

(a) The essay must show a sound grasp of the principles of paragraphing, punctuation, and composition generally.

(b) Good spelling and writing are essential.

20

11. GEOMETRICAL DRAWING............................................

100

Text-book:—Practical Solid Geometry— Atkinson (Spon Ltd.).

 

Problems in Orthographic Projection in relation to the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, pyramid, prism, sphere, cone, and cylinder; grouped under cases (i), (ii) and (iii) of the text-book, Chapters I. and II.

Marks will be given for draughtsmanship.

 


Division iii.— Civil Subjects—continued.

Subject

Marks

12. MODERN LANGUAGE...................................................

200

(French, Japanese, or German.)

 

French.

 

Standard—Senior, or Leaving Certificate Pass.

 

Japanese.

 

(i) Conversational Japanese for Beginners;

(Rose-Innes), Exorcises 1—30.

(ii) The Hiragana and Katakana Syllabaries.

(iii) The following Chinese characters:—

 

Chinese characters

German.

Standard—Senior, or Leaving Certificate Pass.

 

13. BOOK-KEEPING..............................................................

100

General principles of Accountancy, Cash Book; Purchase and Sales Journals and Journal Proper, Trial Balance, Trading Account, Profit and Loss Account, and Balance-sheet of a Trader.

 

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APPENDIX VI.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

1. A candidate for admission to the- Royal Military College must be in good health, free from any physical defect of body, impediment of speech, defect of hearing, and also from predisposition to constitutional or hereditary disease or weakness of any kind, possess vision as determined by the approved tests, and be in all respects well developed and active in proportion to his age.

2. Candidates shall be examined by a Medical Board, and no candidate shall be accepted, unless he be pronounced by the Medical Board physically fit for His Majesty’s Service.

3. The Board shall have power, subject to confirmation by the Director-General of Medical Services—

(a) to pass a candidate as physically fit;

(b) to reject a candidate as physically unfit.


4. (1) A.A.M.S. Standing Orders 335 to 330 and the following instructions shall be observed by the Board:—

(a) The correlation of age, height, weight and chest girth shall conform to those given in the following table:—

Physical Equivalents.

Age Last Birthday.

Height without Shoes.

Weight without Clothes.

Chest.

Girth when fully Expanded.

Range of Expansion.

 

Inches.

 

Lb.

 

Inches.

Inches.

62 and under 65

..

108 to 110

..

32

 

15

65 and under 68

..

110 to 114

..

33

 

2

 

68

..

114

..

33

 

 

62 and under 65

..

110 to 112

..

33

 

16

65 and under 68

..

112 to 117

..

34

 

2

 

68 and under 72

..

110 to 128

..

34

½

 

 

72

..

128

..

35

 

62 and under 65

..

110 to 112

..

34

 

 

17

65 and under 68

..

112 to 119

.

34

½

2

 

68 and under 72

..

119 to 130

..

35

 

 

 

72

..

130

..

35

½

 

62 and under 65

..

111 to 117

..

34

½

 

18

65 and under 68

..

117 to 124

..

35

 

2

 

68 and under 72

..

124 to 130

..

35

½

 

 

72 and upwards

..

136

..

36

 

 

65 and under 68

..

121 to 129

..

35

 

19

68 and under 70

..

129 to 137

..

35

½

2

 

70 and under 72

..

137 to 145

..

36

 

 

 

72 and upwards

..

145

..

36

1/2

 

65 and under 68

..

122 to 130

..

35

 

20

68 and under 70

..

130 to 138

..

35

½

2

 

70 and under 72

..

138 to 146

..

36

 

 

 

72 and upwards

..

146

..

36

½

 

65 and under 68

..

123 to 132

..

35

½

21 and over

68 and under 70

..

132 to 142

..

36

 

2

 

70 and under 72

..

142 to 152

..

36

½

 

 

72 and upwards

..

152

..

37

 

 

(b) Height.—The candidate shall be placed against the standard with his feet together and the weight thrown on the heels, and not on the toes or outside of the feet. He shall stand erect without rigidity, and with the heels, calves, buttocks, and shoulders touching the standard, the chin shall be depressed to bring the vertex of the head level under the horizontal bar. Height measurements shall in all cases be recorded to the nearest 1/2 inch. All height measure­ments shall be taken while the candidate is not wearing boots or shoes.

(c) Weight.—Weight shall be recorded to the nearest pound. The weight shall be given for the body without clothes, boots, &c.

(d) Chest Measurements.—The candidate shall stand erect with his feet together, and raise his arms over his head. The tape shall be so adjusted round the chest that its upper edge touches the inferior angles of the shoulder blades behind, and its lower edge the upper part of the nipples in front. The arms shall then be lowered to hang loosely by the side, care being taken that the shoulders are not thrown upwards or backwards so as to displace the tape.

.
The candidate shall then be directed to take a deep inspiration several times, and the maximum expansion of the chest shall be carefully noted. The minimum and maximum will then be recorded thus, in inches—

 |  &c.

In recording the measurements, fractions of less than 1/2 an inch shall be disregarded.

(e) (i) Eyesight.—The examination for determining the acuteness of vision shall include two tests: one for distant and the other for near vision. The army test types shall be used for the test for distant vision without glasses at a distance of 20 feet, and for the teat for near vision without glasses at any distance selected by the candidate. The standards of the minimum acuteness of vision with which a candidate shall be considered fit are as follows:—

Standard (I).

 

Right Eye.

Left Eye.

Distant vision (without glasses)

Near vision (without glasses) ..

V = 6/6

Reads 0, 6

V = 6/6

Reads 0, 6

Standard (II).

 

Better Eye.

Worse Eye.

Distant vision (without glasses)

V = 6/6

V = not below

6/36

Reads 1

Near vision (without glasses) ..

Reads 0, 6

Standard (III).

 

Better Eye.

Worse Eye.

Distant vision (without glasses)

Distant vision (with glasses)

V = 6/18

V = not below

6/6

V=6/18

V = not below

6/12

Near vision (without glasses)

Reads 0, 8

Reads 1

(ii) Each eye must have a full field of vision as tested by hand movements; otherwise the candidate shall be rejected.

(iii) Squint or any morbid condition of the eyes or of the lids of either eye liable to risk of aggravation or recurrence shall cause the rejection of the candidate.

(iv) Each eye shall be examined separately, and both lids must be kept wide open during the test.

(v) Inability to distinguish the principal colours shall not be regarded as a cause of rejection, but the fact shall be noted in the proceedings and the candidate shall be informed.

(vi) The degree of acuteness of vision of all candidates shall be entered in the proceedings in the following manner:—

V.R. =...........; with glasses =.........reads.........

V.L. =............; with glasses = .........reads.........

No relaxation of the standard of vision shall be allowed.

2. The directions for the conduct of the general examination (Standing Orders for the A.A.M.S., Appendix 36, paras. 34 to 38) shall apply, as far as applicable, and in addition, the following points shall be observed:—

(a) That his hearing is good and that there is no sign of ear disease.

(b) That his speech is without impediment.

(c) That his teeth are in good order. He must have ten sound teeth in the upper jaw functionally opposed to ten sound teeth in the lower jaw. Two of these teeth in each jaw must be molars. Well-filled teeth shall be considered as sound.

(d) That his chest is well formed, and that his lungs and heart are sound.

(e) That he is not ruptured.

(f) That he does not suffer from a severe degree of varicocele or varicose veins. A candidate who has been successfully operated on shall be considered fit in this respect;*

* Severe varicocele is defined in the Standing Orders for the A.A.M.S.


 

(g) That his limbs are well formed and developed.

(h) That there is free and perfect motion of all joints.

(i) That his feet and toes are well formed.

(j) That he does not suffer from any inveterate skin disease.

(k) That he has no congenital malformation or defect.

(l) That he does not bear trace of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.

(m) That he is free from any disease or from any physical defect that would be likely to render him unfit for military service.

(n) If the Board are of the opinion that the candidate is not of British origin or descent, that opinion shall be recorded.

5. The proceedings shall be recorded as follows on A.A.F. A.23:—

Name.

Age.

Height Without Shoes.

Weight without Clothes.

Chest Girth.

Vision.

Hearing.

Remarks.*

Inches.

V—

Reads.

Y. M.

Ft. In.

Lb.

Min.

Max.

R.

L.

R.

L.

R.

L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* To indicate “fit” or “unfit”. If unfit cause to be stated. If the candidate bears the mark of an operation or other wound, or has physical defects that are not serious enough to warrant his rejection, the fact shall be here stated.

6. A.A.F. D1 and A.A.F. D4, for all candidates, shall be completed as far as applicable, and attached to the Proceedings of the Medical Board.

7. A candidate, in whose case any dental defect requiring treatment is found at the time of his medical and dental examination, shall not be admitted to the college unless the treatment has been carried out to the satisfaction of the senior dental officer and without expense to the Department. A written undertaking of the parent or guardian of the candidate that the treatment shall be so carried out is to be obtained before the candidate presents himself for selection.

8. The Proceedings of the Medical Board, in duplicate, with A.A.F. D1 and A.A.F. D4 attached, shall be forwarded to the Director-General of Medical Services for review and transmission to the Commandant, Royal Military College.

9. The Medical Board shall, when candidates over the age of nineteen years have been examined, complete and forward to the District Base Commandant A.A.F.7 with respect to such candidates.

 

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