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By David Horner,Jean Bou

Duty First is the entire background of the Royal Australian Regiment, which has been the mainstay of the Australian general military for over sixty years. With the formation of the commonplace military, together with the Royal Australian Regiment, for the 1st time Australia had an enduring specialist military, to be had in peacetime and in warfare for any job the govt may direct. The Royal Australian Regiment is the main struggling with strength of the military and has carried the most burden of lively carrier because the moment global conflict. Its background throws vital gentle at the improvement of Australia's defence.

In past due 1945, 3 battalions have been shaped to serve with the British Commonwealth career strength in Japan. energetic carrier all started with a 'baptism of fireside' fierce strive against within the Korean warfare. This was once by means of counter-guerrilla carrier in Malaya throughout the Emergency, motion in Borneo in the course of disagreement, together with the head mystery 'Claret' operations into Indonesian territory, and energetic carrier in Vietnam.

The booklet examines how the regiment tailored after the Vietnam struggle to the calls for of peacetime soldiering, together with the pressures of peacekeeping. ultimately, it finds how the regiment's traditions of flexibleness and readiness have stood it in reliable stead in fresh operations in East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Duty First concludes with a chain of brief items during which former contributors of the regiment, from basic to soldier, current attention-grabbing money owed in their own stories in quite a number various operational and peacetime circumstances.

This is a narrative of humour and braveness, of professionalism, and particularly commitment to responsibility. The Royal Australian Regiment's motto, 'Duty First', keeps to mirror its ethos and spirit this day, over sixty years due to the fact its foundation.

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