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6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, is an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR), was originally raised in Brisbane, Queensland, on 6 June 1965. It has since served in a number of overseas deployments and conflicts including South Vietnam, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Iraq and Afghanistan. 

During the Vietnam War, 6 RAR 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. 

6 RAR is currently based at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane and forms part of 7th Brigade. 

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

Last updated
14 December 2016

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Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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