For the Robertson Barracks, Norfolk, England see RAF Swanton Morley
Municipality of Litchfield
|Type||Australian Army base|
|Garrison|| 1st Brigade
1st Aviation Regiment
B Coy, 1st Military Police Battalion
Joint Movements Control Office – Darwin
Joint Logistics Unit (North)
United States Pacific Command
Marine air-ground combined arms force (4,500)
Robertson Barracks is a major Australian Army base located located in the Northern Territory of Australia within the suburb of Holtze in the Municipality of Litchfield about 22 kilometres (14 mi) south of the Darwin city centre. The barracks was built during the 1990s. The Barracks is home to the 1st Brigade and the 1st Aviation Regiment. Robertson Barracks has a helicopter airfield, similar to Holsworthy Barracks. The barracks was named after Lieutenant General Sir Horace Robertson, commander of the 1st Armoured Division and 6th Division during the Second World War, and later Commander in Chief British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan.
The units currently located on Robertson Barracks are:
1 Brigade units
- 1st Armoured Regiment
- 1st Combat Service Support Battalion
- 1st Combat Signals Regiment
- 1st Combat Engineer Regiment
- 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
- 8th/12th Medium Regiment
- 1st Aviation Regiment
- B Coy, 1st Military Police Battalion
- Joint Movements Control Office – Darwin
- Joint Logistics Unit (North)
Robertson Barracks is reported to be a future site of a United States Pacific Command, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), and its current capacity of 4,500 troops will be upgraded in the near future. Currently, the size and the accessibility of key facilities in Darwin follows closely with other US deployment sites around the globe.
- "A report relating to the facilities for an increased Army presence in the North (APIN) Stage 2 (ninth report of 1995)" (PDF). The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. 1995. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- Jobson 2009, p. 106.
- "US to establish Pacific base in northern Australia". South China Morning Post. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "US Establishes Pacific Base in Darwin, Australia". OSGEOINT. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- Jobson, Christopher (2009). Looking Forward, Looking Back: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army. Wavell Heights, Queensland: Big Sky Publishing. ISBN 9780980325164.
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