Date(s) - 23/11/2016
The Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) is the parent administrative regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. It was formed on 23rd November 1948 as a three battalion regiment; however, since then its size has fluctuated as battalions have been raised, linked or disbanded in accordance with the Australian government’s strategic requirements. Currently, the regiment consists of seven battalions and has fulfilled various roles including those of light, parachute, motorised, amphibious and mechanised infantry. Throughout its existence, units of The Royal Australian Regiment have deployed on operations in Japan, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Rwanda, Cambodia, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan.