Robertson Barracks

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Robertson Barracks
Knuckey Lagoon
Municipality of Litchfield
Northern Territory
Type Australian Army base
Site information
Owner Australia Australia
Controlled by Australia Australia
Site history
Built 1989-2001[1]
Garrison information
Garrison 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)
United States United States Pacific Command
United States 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.[citation needed] 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.[2]

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 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.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Jobson 2009, p. 106.
  3. ^ "US to establish Pacific base in northern Australia". South China Morning Post. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "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