Timeline 1940

1st May - Authority for formation of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel N. F. Wellington appointed Commanding Officer.

2nd May - Captain J. T. Lang appointed 2.I.C. and seven other ranks transferred from 2/1st Army Field Workshops. Captain A. H. J. Ross appointed adjutant.

16th May - First draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp, Seymour, Victoria. Official birthday of the Battalion. Quartermaster's Store and the drawing of camp stores temporarily under Sergeant W. W. Tilney.

18th May - Officers assembled at 58th Battalion Drill Hall, Moonee Ponds and headed to Puckapunyal Camp.

29th May - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

30th May - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

3rd June - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

4th June - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

5th June - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

6th June - Draft arrived at Puckapunyal Camp.

9th June - Battalion up to strength and recruiting a first reinforcement. Organisation of Headquarters, A, B, C and D Companies already in place. A Company commanded by Captain E. F. Aitken. D Company commanded by Captain R. A. Camm.

9th June - Battalion Australian Rules football team won its first inter unit match against 2/8th Field Company.

Late June - Battalion inspected by Prime Minister R. G. Menzies.

August - Warrant Officers J. A. Angus, R. G. Houston, W. I. Summons and W. W. Tilney and Sergeant H. J. E. Page appointed to commissioned rank.

September - Inter Company Sport Meeting. 7th Division's Sports Meeting.

8th September - Hut A13 caught fire.

27th September - Unit dance at Hawthorn Town Hall.

17th October - Private H. R. Clark accidentally killed during training at Puckapunyal.

3rd November - Four day route march to Yea (about 74 miles), marching by night and sleeping by day in the Ghin-Ghin hills area. The return was marching by day and sleeping by night.

26th November - Start of march to Shepparton and return (141 miles) via Goulburn Valley Road to Hughes Creek.

27th November - March continued to Murchison via Nagambie. Battalion camped at Shepparton Showgrounds.

2nd December - Battalion left Shepparton for Miepoll.

3rd December - March continued to Puckapunyal via Creighton's Creek and Avenel.

5th December - Battalion arrived at Puckapunyal.