2nd Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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2nd Force Support Battalion
Active 1998 – Present
Country Australia
Branch Australian Army
Type Logistics
Size One battalion
Part of 17 Combat Service Support Brigade
Garrison/HQ HQ at Derwent Barracks, Hobart
Insignia
Unit Colour Patch 2 FSB unit colour patch.PNG

The 2nd Force Support Battalion (2 FSB) is an Australian Army logistics battalion. Established in 1998, 2 FSB is a Reserve unit headquartered in Hobart, with depot in various locations across Tasmania and Victoria.

History[edit]

Formed on 1 August 1998 as a Reserve unit, following the amalgamation of a number of supply, medical, military police, maintenance and transport units, its headquarters is based at Derwent Barracks in Hobart, Tasmania, however it has depots in Launceston and Devonport at Paterson Barracks and Kokoda Barracks respectively.[1] In 2011, it took over three reserve sub-units from 9 FSB in Victoria.[citation needed]

2 FSB is currently part the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade. Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.[2]

Structure[edit]

As of 2011, 2 FSB is composed of the following sub-units:[citation needed]

  • Battalion Headquarters (Hobart)
  • 44th Transport Squadron (Hobart & Devonport)
  • 6th Logistic Support Company (Hobart)
  • 6th Supply Platoon (Hobart)
  • 15th Force Support Squadron (Melbourne, Bendigo & Horsham)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2nd Force Support Battalion". Our people. Australian Army. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ 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.