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What is RAR Australian Army?

RAR. The Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) is the parent administrative regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps.

Where is 8 9 RAR?

The 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR) is a motorised infantry battalion of the Australian Army….

8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Part of 7th Brigade
Garrison/HQ Uruzgan Lines, Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Motto(s) Duty First

What Rar is in Brisbane?

The 8th/9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Brisbane’s Own) is a Brisbane based infantry unit of the Australian Army. It was originally formed in 1973 by linking together both the 8th and 9th Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. It was disbanded in 1997 amid a number of Defence-wide cutbacks.

Does the Australian Army wear berets?

By Dan Oakes DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT THE iconic beret, worn by Australian troops on battlefields across the world and down through the decades, will be seen no more. The slouch hat is the primary form of headgear for the army, but berets are also worn regularly by armoured and aviation corps and military police.

What is the Australian Army slogan?

The Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps motto is ‘Sua Tela Tonanti’, which is Latin for ‘To the Warrior his Arms’.

Why is the Australian Army not royal?

THE REASON for the British Army not having the prefix ‘Royal’ is because only certain regiments and corps are called ‘Royal’. The prefix Royal before the title of a unit is considered an award in much the same way as a battle honour.

Why do Australian soldiers wear slouch hats?

The slouch hat became a famous symbol of the Australian fighting man during World War One and continued to be worn throughout World War Two. Today, Army members wear the slouch hat with the brim down to provide additional protection from the sun when not performing ceremonial duties.

When was the 8 / 9 RAR first formed?

8/9 RAR was formed on 31 October 1973 by linking 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment as part of cutbacks to the army following the end of the Vietnam War. Upon formation the unit was based at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane where it formed part of the 6th Brigade.

Is the Royal Australian Regiment part of the Australian Army?

The Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) is part of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, along with the six state-based infantry regiments of the Australian Army Reserve.

What kind of uniform does the Australian Army wear?

The Army’s jungle green uniform was replaced in the late 1980s by the Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform (DPCU) which was specifically designed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and optimised for wear in the semi-arid bush of the Australian mainland.

Who is the mascot of the 8 / 9 RAR?

The 8/9 RAR mascot is a stud merino ram officially named John Macarthur, after the Australian wool pioneer, but known affectionately to the diggers as ‘Stan the Ram’. Former Chief of Army Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy is a past Commanding Officer of the battalion.