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5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

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

Originally established in 1965, 5th Battalion served two tours of South Vietnam before it was reorganised and linked with the 7th Battalion to form 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5/7 RAR), in 1973.

In late 2006, the two battalions were reorganised and de-linked. 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR), again joined the Australian Army's order of battle in its own right.  5 RAR has since served in Iraq, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Afghanistan.

The 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, motto is ‘Duty first’.

Last updated
14 December 2016
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