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04-December-2014
04-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A monument commemorates those who have served in the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.

The 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR) is a regular infantry battalion of the Australian Army. It was originally raised in 1965 as part of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War and it eventually served two tours in Vietnam in 1967 and 1971. In 1973, following Australia's withdrawal from the conflict, the battalion was amalgamated with the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment to form the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5/7 RAR).

These two units remained linked until 2007, during which time they served together in the mechanised infantry role in East Timor and Iraq. In December 2006 – early January 2007, 5/7 RAR was delinked and 7 RAR was re-raised. In January 2009, 7 RAR achieved operational status, a year ahead of schedule. It is currently part of the 1st Brigade and is based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in Adelaide.

Location

Address:King William Road, Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.918871
Long: 138.599958
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2014
Front Inscription

7th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment

In memory of all the members of 7RAR killed in action and all who served in the Battalion during the conflict of war

Vietnam
1967 - 1968
1970 - 1971

Timor 
2007
2013

Iraq
2008

Afghanistan
2009
2012
2013

Dedicated on the 50th anniversary reunion of the Battalion October 16th 2015

Plaque :

Dedicated to the memory of those members of 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment killed on active service in Vietnam and Afghanistan

"Duty First"

Vietnam 1967-68 

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Vietnam 1970-71
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Afghanistan 2009
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We will remember them

"Lest We Forget"

Dedicated on the 50th anniversary reunion of the Battalion October 16th 2015

Source: MA,DVA
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