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The official page of the Australian Army's 9th Brigade. Proudly serving in South Australia, Tasmania, Broken Hill and Northern Territory.
9th Brigade is a Reserve formation of the Australian Army with bases in South Australia, Tasmania, Darwin and Broken Hill in New South Wales. The brigade offers its members unique opportunities for personal and professional development and welcomes new recruits for a wide range of jobs and positions. 9th Brigade is integral to the Army’s combat capabilities as part of its total force. It currently consists of the following units: Headquarters 9th Brigade 12th/40th Battalion, The Royal Tasmania Regiment Adelaide Universities Regiment 9th Combat Service Support Battalion 144th Signals Squadron, Royal Australian Signals Corps 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment, which commands: 3rd/9th Light Horse, South Australian Mounted Rifles; 3rd Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers; 6/13 Light Battery, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, including 16 Light Troop (Tasmania) & 48 Light Troop, (South Australia). 9th Brigade units are located in range of South Australian locations including Port Pirie, Berri, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier and the Adelaide Metropolitan area. Its Adelaide locations include Keswick Barracks, Warradale Barracks, Hampstead Barracks its Elizabeth Training Depot. In Tasmania, 9th Brigade units are located in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. The brigade also has elements located in Darwin and Broken Hill, NSW. In 2016, 9th Brigade marks its centenary. It was formed in 1916 as part of the Australian Imperial Force, and consisted of four infantry battalions. It was attached to the 3rd Division during World War I. The Battle of Messines in 1917 was the Brigade’s first major battle. After World War I, the Brigade was disbanded, before being re-raised in 1921 as part of the Citizens Military Force (CMF). During World War II, it was attached to the 2nd Infantry Division in NSW. In 1988, 9th Brigade was re-raised under Land Command, and moved to 2nd Division in 1994. Recently, 9th Brigade members have deployed on operations including Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Australia’s territorial waters to assist with border control. The motto of 9th Brigade is: 'Non nobis sed patriae', which is Latin for 'Not for self but for country'.
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Tasmanian Officer Cadets spent their Sunday honing their F88 Austeyr marksmanship skills with the Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS) in Hobart. This Officer Cadet junior class is preparing for their upcoming two-week training block at the School of Infantry. There they will learn not only how to fire and use the weaponry of the infantry but also how to conduct life fire range practices. So, what did you do this weekend? If you want to do something different, consider officer training in the Army Reserve.
Army Reserve Officer Cadets from around the country descended on the Murray Bridge Training Area for #ExerciseGona from 20 to 29 May. The exercise provided five days of high tempo offensive operations designed to revise, prepare and confirm the skills, knowledge and attitudes of Officer Cadets. It was the final training exercise for a number of Officer Cadets across the country who are now at RMC for their final training block and assessment prior to being commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army.
As part of the lead up training for Exercise Hamel 2016, members of 6th/13th Light Battery, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) recently participated in a two day Command Post Exercise (CPX) run by 8th/12th Regiment, RAA. The exercise aim was to integrate the Army reserve gunners from 6/13 Light Battery with their regular Army counterparts prior to the commencement of Exercise Hamel. The training lead to the development of standard operating procedures between the two units and exposed the reserve gunners to current, in service command and control systems operated by regular units within the RAA.
On Saturday 11th June 2016, 6/13th Light Battery with additional members drawn from across 9th Brigade, fired a 21 gun salute. The salute was conducted to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in both Adelaide, South Australia and Hobart, Tasmania.
9th Brigade's Warradale Barracks was utilised yesterday as the staging point for a media opportunity to preview Black Hawk helicopter training starting today. Up to five Army Black Hawk helicopters will conduct formation training until 24 June over the Adelaide CBD and metropolitan areas. 6th Aviation Regiment provides air mobility and battlefield support to land and Special Forces in a combined, joint or interagency environment in order to defeat attacks against Australia and assist in the defence of Australia's security interests. The Sikorsky Black Hawk is a utility helicopter ideally suited to its primary role of providing air mobility for troops and equipment in the battle zone. Black Hawks can also carry out aerial reconnaissance, observation, direction of artillery fire, casualty evacuation and aerial fire support. When required the aircraft plays a vital role in community support tasks such as search and rescue and the provision of flood relief.
Not long until #ExerciseHamel16. Things are really building with planning and preparation well underway.
Adelaide Universities Regiment North Australia Platoon are looking to recruit Army Reserve Officers and Soldiers. There will be an information stand at the Darwin Sailing Club on Atkins Drive in Fannie Bay from 4.30pm to 5.30pm this Thursday, 16 June. Opportunities also exist for Standby Reserve to sign up on DA50 to the rank of Corporal, as Darwin based Training Support Staff. If desired by applicants, the intent is a pathway to in-service transfer to Army Reserve Officer training. ForceNet Job ID: 2170
Things are really heating up at Cultana! Let's hope it's a bit warmer for #ExerciseHamel16
Members of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment have been issued with the latest field equipment in preparation for Exercise Hamel. Lieutenant Peachy who will be an Infantry Platoon Commander for the exercise said that "the opportunity to utilise and test the latest kit and equipment during Army's pinnacle training exercise is fantastic". Over 160 Army Reserve soldiers from 10/27 RSAR will be participating in #ExerciseHamel16 from 2 to 17 July 2016.
Members of the 144th Signal Squadron recently conducted training at the Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS). Soldiers had the opportunity to apply their marksmanship principles when firing the weapon and perfect their aiming skills. In addition to completing their basic testing they had an opportunity to perform scenario based shooting. This training is all part of maintaining the soldier’s skills and was a lead up to a live fire exercise held at Murray Bridge.
The Pathways Expo at Immanuel College was an excellent opportunity to showcase to the students the benefits of serving in the Australian Army Reserve. The expo gave the students first-hand information to help with future study and careers decisions. If you're interested in a career in the Army Reserve check out Defence Jobs Australia on Facebook or head to www.defencejobs.gov.au/reserves
3rd Field Squadron from 10th/27th Battallion, The Royal South Australia Regiment and 22nd Engineer Regiment from 4th Brigade - Australian Army work together to conduct a route search for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). This is an integral capability for Combat Engineers which will be tested on #ExHamel16 in July.
10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment is in the final preparation stages for Exercise Hamel 2016. The Regiment’s light cavalry element, 3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) is conducting preparatory maintenance on the Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs), aka, the “Bushmasters”. The light cavalry squadron’s role at Exercise Hamel is protected transport of infantry companies and combat service support personnel in the rear echelon areas. 3rd/9th Light Horse is also supplying a patrol of Light Cavalry Scouts to C Squadron, the ASLAV recon squadron of 1 Armoured Regiment. If you’re interested in working as a recon Light Cavalry Scout, driving armoured vehicles like the Bushmaster or are generally interested in a highly skilled, challenging but rewarding part time career, contact our Unit Recruiting Liaison Officer on 0458 292 504.
Adelaide Universities Regiment welcomed supportive employers and the Defence Reserve Support Council at the Murray Bridge Training Area recently. It was an opportunity to give 9th Brigade's supporters from the wider community a taste of army training during Exercise GONA.
Interested in joining the Army Reserves? Come down to the Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Saturday 21st May: 10.00am to 4.00pm and speak to one of our recruiting staff. https://www.facebook.com/ACEEAU/photos/a.1615905958627811.1073741833.1427716900780052/1769741296577609/?type=3
The 10th/27th Battalion, the Royal South Australia Regiment (10/27 RSAR) is fortunate to enjoy the support of a longstanding, active and involved association lead by President Rodney Beames. The 10/27 RSAR Association recently put on a BBQ for our soldiers upon their return from a training exercise. The Association is in constant contact with the Battalion and provides outstanding support to our soldiers and their families. To Rodney and his team - Thankyou!
The 9th Brigade (9 Brigade) is a Reserve formation of the Australian Army.
The Brigade is part of the Army’s 2nd Division, Forces Command.
9th Brigade is headquartered at Keswick Barracks in South Australia.
The Brigade has elements located in Adelaide and regional South Australia, Hobart and regional Tasmania, Darwin, and Broken Hill, NSW.
The formation is integral to the Army’s combat capabilities as part of its total force.
Under Plan Beersheba, 9th Brigade is paired with the 4th Brigade to support the 1st Brigade in accordance with the Force Generation Cycle.
9th Brigade currently consists of the following units:
Headquarters 9th Brigade 3rd/9th Light Horse, South Australian Mounted Rifles 144th Signals Squadron, Royal Australian Signals Corps 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment, which commands: 3rd Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers 6/13 Light Battery, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery: 16 Light Troop (Tasmania) 48 Light Troop, (South Australia)
12th/40th Battalion, The Royal Tasmania Regiment Adelaide Universities Regiment 9th Combat Service Support Battalion
In 2016, 9th Brigade marks its centenary.
It was formed in 1916 as part of the Australian Imperial Force, and consisted of four infantry battalions: the 33rd, 34th, 35th and 36th Battalions.
It was attached to the 3rd Division during World War I.
The Battle of Messines in 1917 was the Brigade’s first major battle.
After World War I, the Brigade was disbanded, before being re-raised in 1921 as part of the Citizens Military Force (CMF).
During World War II, it was attached to the 2nd Infantry Division in NSW.
In 1988, 9th Brigade was re-raised under Land Command, and moved to 2nd Division in 1994.
Recently, 9th Brigade members have deployed on operations including Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Australia’s territorial waters to assist with border control.
The motto of 9th Brigade is: 'Non nobis sed patriae', which is Latin for 'Not for self but for country'.