2nd/4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

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2nd/4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Active 15 August 1973 – 1 February 1995
Country Australia
Garrison/HQ Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, Australia
Motto(s) Duty First
Colors Black and Scarlet
Anniversaries 15 August (amalgamated)
1 February (de-linking)

The 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (2/4 RAR) was an Australian Army infantry battalion. 2/4 RAR was formed on 15 August 1973 by linking 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. 2/4 RAR was unlinked to re-form 2 RAR and 4 RAR on 1 February 1995. Throughout its existence 2/4 RAR was based at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville and formed part of the 3rd Brigade.

Elements of 2/4 RAR served in Malaysia as Rifle Company Butterworth from 1975 until 1989, Cambodia in 1993 and Rwanda in 1994. In addition, 53 personnel were attached to 1 RAR during Operation Solace which saw a battalion group based around 1 RAR deploy to Somalia in 1993.


2/4 RAR maintained the following alliances:[citation needed]

Further reading[edit]

  • Horner, David; Bou, Jean (2008). Duty First: A History of the Royal Australian Regiment (2nd ed.). Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1-74175-374-5. 

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