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AIF to CMF Changes
AIF to CMF Changes

The following pages are from the Orders designed to bring the Citizens Military Force (CMF) or Militia into line with the names given to the units of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in August 1918. Following from this, designations of the various territories applied to the Training Areas were altered. In the granting of Battle Honours in 1927, CMF units were granted honours that were awarded to the AIF unit after whom they were renamed in 1918.

These three reforms were significant in understanding the nomenclature of the time.

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Western Mail, Thursday 19 January 1933, page 2

Digger: "You parley Anglays, Monsewer?"

Froggie: "Oui, a leetle."

Digger: "Well, I wanter put th' fangs inter yer for yer blanky chopper ter carve some wood for th' bleedin' brazier. Compree?''