10th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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10th Force Support Battalion
Active 1998 – Present
Country  Australia
Branch Army
Type Logistics
Size One battalion
Part of 17th Combat Service Support Brigade
Garrison/HQ HQ at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville
Decorations Meritorious Unit Citation
Insignia
Unit Colour Patch 10 FSB unit colour patch.PNG

The 10th Force Support Battalion (10 FSB) is an Australian Army logistics battalion. Formed on 1 March 1998, following the amalgamation of a number of terminal, supply, postal and transport units, it is based in Townsville, Queensland.[1] The battalion was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation for operations in East Timor during INTERFET in 1999–2000, the first logistics unit to win such an award.[2] 10 FSB is part the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade. Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kehoe 2000, p. 1.
  2. ^ "10FSB citation win". Army. Australian Army. 25 April 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Dennis et al 2008, pp. 327–328.

References[edit]

  • Dennis, Peter; et al (2008). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Second ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-551784-2. 
  • Kehoe, Mick (2000). The Force Behind the Force, 10 Force Support Battalion in East Timor 20 September 1999 – 20 February 2000. Russell Island: 10 FSB.