Description: Barracks Patch – Army Recruit Training Centre.
Comments: Current issue Barracks Patch – Army Recruit Training Centre – Complete with velcro backing.
Originally established in 1951 as the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, the Army Recruit Training Centre has evolved since 1989 to become a world class training establishment for all soldiers selected to join the Australian Army.
The Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) is located within Blamey Barracks, Kapooka, just 9.5km South-West of Wagga Wagga. The name Kapooka is derived from the local Indigenous dialect meaning ‘place of wind’. Major General C.S. Steele chose this site as it was close to Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey’s birthplace at Wagga Wagga.