Duty First: A History of the Royal Australian Regiment by David Horner,Jean Bou

By David Horner,Jean Bou

Duty First is the total heritage of the Royal Australian Regiment, which has been the mainstay of the Australian commonplace military for over sixty years. With the formation of the ordinary military, together with the Royal Australian Regiment, for the 1st time Australia had an enduring expert military, to be had in peacetime and in battle for any job the govt may well direct. The Royal Australian Regiment is the most important battling strength of the military and has carried the most burden of lively provider because the moment global struggle. Its historical past throws vital mild at the improvement of Australia's defence.

In past due 1945, 3 battalions have been shaped to serve with the British Commonwealth profession strength in Japan. energetic carrier all started with a 'baptism of fireplace' fierce strive against within the Korean battle. This was once through counter-guerrilla carrier in Malaya through the Emergency, motion in Borneo in the course of war of words, together with the pinnacle mystery 'Claret' operations into Indonesian territory, and energetic carrier in Vietnam.

The e-book examines how the regiment tailored after the Vietnam conflict to the calls for of peacetime soldiering, together with the pressures of peacekeeping. ultimately, it unearths how the regiment's traditions of flexibleness and readiness have stood it in strong stead in fresh operations in East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Duty First concludes with a chain of brief items during which former contributors of the regiment, from normal to soldier, current interesting money owed in their own reports in a number diversified operational and peacetime circumstances.

This is a narrative of humour and braveness, of professionalism, and certainly commitment to accountability. The Royal Australian Regiment's motto, 'Duty First', keeps to mirror its ethos and spirit this present day, over sixty years seeing that its foundation.

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