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5th / 7th Battalion (Mechanised) Royal Australian Regiment : 04-March-2013
5th / 7th Battalion (Mechanised) Royal Australian Regiment : 04-March-2013
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Plaque commemorates those who served in the 5th/7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. 

The 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Mechanised) was a mechanised infantry battalion of the Australian Army. The battalion was based at Robertson Barracks in Palmerston, Northern Territory and formed part of the 1st Brigade. It was formed in 1973 by linking both the 5th and 7th Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment together. In late 2006, as part of the expansion of the Australian Army, the unit was broken up into two separate battalions once again. The unit saw service in East Timor and Iraq. 


Address:George & Wynyard Streets, Royal Australian Regiment Memorial, Regimental Square, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867117
Long: 151.207047
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-December-1973
Actual Event End Date:03-December-2006


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 2012
Front Inscription

3 December 1973   3 December 2006

5/7th Battalion (Mechanised)
The Royal Australian Regiment

Holsworthy 1973 - 1998          Darwin 1999 - 2006  
RCB Malaysia                         Cambodia (Elements)  
Rwanda (Elements)                 East Timor  
Timor Leste                             Iraq  
Solomon Islands (Elements)   Afghanistan (Elements) 

In honour of those who served, were wounded, injured or died.

Lest We Forget

Dedicated on the 25th of April 2012 by the 5/7 RAR (Mech) Association

Source: MA,DVA
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