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Duntroon Cadets and RAN Midshipmen

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Duntroon Cadets

During World War 2 cadets at the Royal Military College (Duntroon) formed a corps, which was part of the permanent defence forces under the Defence Act 1903. Even if they did not graduate and serve elsewhere, they qualify as veterans.

RAN Midshipmen

Boys and young men who were appointed to the RAN as midshipmen were officers from the time of their appointment and qualify as veterans. Because of their age on appointment such veterans could be as young as 12 years old while on eligible war service.