6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) is an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

Corporal Darren Lindner, age 28 from Everton Park, Brisbane, gives orders to his section before liaising with the Iraqi Police at aVehicle Check Point.

CPL Darren Lindner gives orders to his section at a vehicle check point.

The battalion was originally raised in Brisbane, Queensland, on 6 June 1965 and has since then served in a number of overseas deployments and conflicts including South Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

During the Vietnam War the battalion earned a Presidential Unit Citation from the United States, when members from ‘D’ Company participated in the Battle of Long Tan on 18–19 August 1966.

The battalion is currently based at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane and forms part of the 7th Brigade.

The motto of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment is ‘Duty First’.