Australian Military Forces
The Australian Military Forces (AMF) was the official name of the Army of Australia from 1916 to 1980. This encompassed both the (full-time) "regular army", and the (part-time) forces, variously known during this period as the Militia, the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) and the Australian Citizen Military Force (ACMF).
Initially this also included the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) as part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). In 1920, the AFC became the Australian Air Corps, which became the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on 31 March 1921. The land forces of Australia were renamed the Australian Army in 1980. In detail:
|1901||1914||Commonwealth Military Forces||Permanent Forces||Citizens Forces||-|
|1914||1915||Commonwealth Military Forces||Permanent Forces||Citizens Forces||AIF - Australian Imperial Force|
|1916||1921||AMF - Australian Military Forces||PMF - Permanent Military Forces||CMF - Citizen Military Forces||AIF - Australian Imperial Force|
|1921||1929||AMF - Australian Military Forces||PMF - Permanent Military Forces||CMF - Citizen Military Forces||-|
|1930||1939||AMF - Australian Military Forces||PMF - Permanent Military Forces||Militia||-|
|1939||1942||AMF - Australian Military Forces||PMF - Permanent Military Forces||Militia||AIF - Australian Imperial Force|
|1943||1946||AMF - Australian Military Forces||PMF - Permanent Military Forces||CMF - Citizen Military Forces||AIF - Australian Imperial Force|
|1946||1947||AMF - Australian Military Forces||Interim Army||CMF - Citizen Military Forces||-|
|1947||1980||AMF - Australian Military Forces||ARA - Australian Regular Army||ACMF - Australian Citizen Military Force||-|
|1980||1991||Australian Army||ARA - Australian Regular Army||GRES or A-RES - Army Reserve||-|
|1991||1995||Australian Army||ARA - Australian Regular Army||RRES - Ready Reserve||-|
|1996||-||Australian Army||ARA - Australian Regular Army||Australian Army Reserve||-|
- "Military Organisation and Structure: One army, two armies?". Australian War Memorial. 5 October 2011.
- "Military Organisation and Structure: the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)". Australian War Memorial. 5 October 2011.
- Some members of the First AIF went on to serve in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1920 and many Australian First World War Memorials are to the Great War of 1914 to 1919 in recognition of this service.
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