9th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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9th 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 Amberley, Queensland
Insignia
Unit Colour Patch 9 FSB unit colour patch.PNG

The 9th Force Support Battalion (9 FSB) is an Australian Army logistics battalion. Formed on 1 August 1998, following the amalgamation of a number of air despatch, military police, ships army detachments, personnel and transport units, it is based in Amberley, Queensland. 9 FSB is part the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade. Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.[1][2]

On 30 May 2011, Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook from 9 FSB, was killed in action in Afghanistan while serving with the Force Support Unit in Uruzgan Province.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis et al 2008, pp. 327–328.
  2. ^ "9 Force Support Battalion - Forces Command". Department of Defence. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2012. .
  3. ^ Australian Government, Department of Defence (2011-05-31). "Lance Corporal Andrew Jones". Defence.gov.au. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 

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.