Kapooka "The Home of the Soldier"
The name Kapooka is derived from the local aboriginal dialect and means “Place of Winds”. The barracks were named after one of Australia’s most distinguished soldiers and the only Australian ever to hold the rank of Field Marshal; Sir Thomas Blamey.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t know the platoon or March out parade date?
You will need to contact the recruit whom marched out and find out the details. Alternatively if you know the March out date but not the platoon contact the lab and get them to look up the details to see if we can help you.arch out date but not the platoon contact the lab and get them to look up the details to see if we can help you.
What’s the difference between Portrait photos and Action photos?
There are 2 main categories of photos you can choose from. Portrait photos and Action photos.
Portrait photos consist of still photos taken of the recruits in their dress (Pollies) uniform and again in their challenge gear.
Action photos are taken while the recruits are training. These are live shoots taken during the highwire, bayonets & obstacle courses.