Thursday, August 24, 2017

Australia's 2nd Battalion transitions PERMANENTLY to an amphibious force!

Thanks to Jonathan for the link!

via Herald Sun.
TOWNSVILLE’S 3rd Brigade is on the cusp of a major overhaul which will see one of the city’s historic light-infantry battalions permanently transition to an amphibious force.

The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, will officially leave the command of 3rd Brigade on October 15 — which is also the unit’s birthday — to become part of the Brisbane-based 1st Division’s Amphibious Task Group.
The shift will see 2RAR, currently made up of about 550 personnel, remain based in Townsville but they will also have the option of operating from a variety of Royal Australian Navy platforms and potentially partner-nation ships.
Story here. 

Ok you fucking Aussies!  About damn time!

This had to be the best kept secret in Australia because everyone I know of from down there said that they would never do it.  They said Australia would NEVER dedicate a Battalion to the amphibious assault/naval infantry/Marine role.

But they just did.

Fucking outstanding!

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