• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0412

Verinder, Dulcie Elizabeth

  • Occupation Servicewoman


Colonel Dulcie Verinder’s appointment was “Head of Corps”, rather than Director. She graduated from the first WRAAC Officer Cadet Course in December 1952, and served in various capacities with the WRAAC, including five years as Chief Instructor at the WRAAC School.

In 1976 Dulcie Verinder was promoted to Colonel. At that time she was the only female officer to have been promoted to Colonel for appointment outside her Corps.

Colonel Dulcie Elizabeth Verinder was Head of the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps from 1979 until 1981. On 14 July 1977 she was awarded the National Medal.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Colonel Best and her soldiers: The Story of the 33 years of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps, Ollif, Lorna, 1985
    • A Stroll down memory lane, WRAAC Association, 2001
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Dulcie Verinder, Colonel, Womens Royal Australian Army Corps., containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
  • Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    • Queens Birthday 1971
    • A pre-dinner chat for Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) officers

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) (1951 - 1985)