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SCHOOL OF ARMY HEALTH PORTSEA
In 1984, the Minister for Defence announced that the School of Army Health would vacate Norris Barracks at Healesville in 1986. The last Commanding Officer / Chief Instructor (CO/CI) at Healesville was LTCOL P.A.R. (Phillip) Hills, who was charged with the responsibility for the planning of the move to the new location.
The School of Army Health started the move to Portsea in January 1986, this time into the barracks vacated by the Officer Cadet School (OCS). The site that OCS occupied was on the southern side of the Portsea village, in buildings previously used by the Quarantine Station on Port Nepean. The first CO was LTCOL (later BRIG) Brian Vale. The first RSM was WO1 Peter Short. The barracks at Portsea were officially named Norris Barracks on 5 Aug 1986.
Main Entrance - Circa 1994-95 - Photo Courtersy Matt Preston
Aerial View of School of Army Health Portsea - Photo courtesy of Matt Preston
AMC Course 1993 - Photo courtesy Matt Preston
First Tri Service Course Badcoe Hall - Photo courtesy Matt Preston
Model Ward 1994 - Photo courtesy Matt Preston
Trade Training Wing Crica 1994-95 - Photo courtesy of Matt Preston
Medical Assistant Exercise Circa 1993 - Photo courtesy of Matt Preston