Description: Royal Military College (Duntroon) – Hat/Collar Badge – Current issue – Brightshine

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Near Mint

Comments: Royal Military College (Duntroon) – Hat/Collar Badge – Current issue – Brightshine. Worn as both a hat badge and a collar badge.

The Royal Military College, Duntroon is the Australian Army’s officer training establishment. It was founded at Duntroon, in the Australian Capital Territory, in 1911 and is situated on picturesque grounds at the foot of Mount Pleasant near Lake Burley Griffin, close to the Department of Defence headquarters at Russell Hill. Duntroon is adjacent to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), which is Australian Defence Force’s tri-service military academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy.

The College’s motto is Doctrina Vim Promovet, which translates to Learning Promotes Strength. It was taken from Horace, Book 4, Ode 4 and was suggested by Professor T.G. Tucker of Melbourne University.