10th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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10th Force Support Battalion
Aust. Army LCM-8.jpg
Landing Craft Mechanised Type 8 (LMC8) operated by 35th Water Transport Squadron
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 and is part of the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade.[1] Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.[1]

10FSB is located at Lavarack Barracks and Ross Island Barracks in Townsville, Queensland, and a Troop is also located in Darwin.[2]

10FSB was formed on 1 March 1998, following the amalgamation of the 10th Terminal Regiment, 2nd Field Logistics Battalion and the 1st Division Postal Unit.[2]

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.[3]

Current structure[edit]

The 10th Force Support Battalion currently consists of:[1]

  • Battalion Headquarters
    • 10th Logistic Support Company
    • 2nd Force Supply Company
    • 30th Terminal Squadron
      • 68 Terminal Support Troop (including Amphibious Beach Team)[2]
      • 69 Terminal Support Troop[2]
      • 72 Terminal Support Troop[2]
    • 35th Water Transport Squadron
    • Ship’s Army Detachment HMAS Choules

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "10th Force Support Battalion". Australian Army. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "10FSB citation win". Army. Australian Army. 25 April 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.