5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

 Lance Corporal Steven Bloore of 5 RAR, Section 2IC, conducts a section attack for the military skills competition at Robertson Barracks, Darwin.

The 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR) is a regular mechanised infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

Originally established in 1965 it would serve two tours of South Vietnam before it was linked with the 7th Battalion to form the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1973.

In late 2006 the two units were de-linked, and 5 RAR again joined the Australian Army's order of battle in its own right.  It has since served in Iraq, East Timor and Afghanistan.

The motto of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment is ‘Duty First’.