Robertson Barracks

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For the Robertson Barracks, Norfolk, England see RAF Swanton Morley

Robertson Barracks
Knuckey Lagoon
Municipality of Litchfield
Northern Territory
Type Australian Army base
Site information
Owner Australia Australia
Controlled by United States United States
Australia Australia
Garrison information
Garrison United States United States Pacific Command
United States Marine air-ground combined arms force (4,500)
Australia 1st Brigade
Australia 1st Aviation Regiment
Australia B Coy, 1st Military Police Battalion
Australia Joint Movements Control Office - Darwin
Australia Joint Logistics Unit (North)

Robertson Barracks is a major Australian Army base located in the outer Darwin, Northern Territory suburb of Holtze in the Municipality of Litchfield. The barracks was built during the 1990s. The Barracks are home to the 1st Brigade and the 1st Aviation Regiment. Robertson Barracks has a helicopter airfield, similar to Holsworthy Barracks.[citation needed] The barracks are 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.[1]

Units[edit]

The units currently located on Robertson Barracks are:

1 Brigade Units

External Units

Robertson Barracks is reported to be a future site of a United States Pacific Command Marine Air-Ground-Task Force rotational deployment, 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.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jobson 2009, p. 106.
  2. ^ "US to establish Pacific base in northern Australia". South China Morning Post. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "US Establishes Pacific Base in Darwin, Australia". OSGEOINT. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Jobson, Christopher (2009). Looking Forward, Looking Back: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army. Wavell Heights, Queensland: Big Sky Publishing. ISBN 9780980325164. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°26′42″S 130°58′28″E / 12.44500°S 130.97444°E / -12.44500; 130.97444