8th/12th Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (8/12 Regt RAA), provides artillery support to 1st Brigade.
The role of the unit is to coordinate and execute joint fires and affects in order to enable successful 1st Brigade operations. 8/12 Regt is capable of providing a brigade-level Joint Fires and Effects Coordination Centre (JFEEC), nine Artillery Observer Joint Fires Teams (JFT) and has three gun batteries equipped with 155mm M777A2 towed lightweight howitzers.
8th/12th Regiment is structured as follows:
• 101st Battery
• 102nd (Coral) Battery
• 103rd Battery
• 115th Operations Support Battery
• Combat Service Support Battery
8th/12th Regiment is equipped with the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), which is a fully automated digital battle-management system. It will also take delivery of the Digital Terminal Control System under the Land 17 project.
8th/12th Regiment was formed at Holsworthy Barracks on 16 November 1973 through the amalgamation of the 8th Medium Regiment and the 12th Field Regiment. Throughout its history 8th/12th Regiment has deployed combat troops in World War I (Egypt, Gallipoli and France), Vietnam, Malaya, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Iraq and Afghanistan.