What does RAR mean in Australian Army?

The Royal Australian Engineers
The Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) is the military engineering corps of the Australian Army (although the word corps does not appear in their name or on their badge). The corps has also served on numerous peacekeeping operations and was heavily involved in the Australian contribution to the war in Afghanistan.

What is the RAR in the army?

The Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) is the parent administrative regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps.

Why is 3 RAR called Old Faithful?

THIS INFANTRY UNIT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED BATTALIONS IN THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT. 3 RAR is universally nicknamed within the regiment as ‘Old Faithful’ for its doggedly loyal fighting spirit.

Where is 3rar?

The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) is a mechanised infantry battalion of the Australian Army, based in Kapyong Lines, Townsville as part of the 3rd Brigade.

What Colour is the Rae lanyard?

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment wear a Garter Blue lanyard on the left shoulder.

What is an Australian army Sapper?

Combat Engineers, known as ‘Sappers’ are part of the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers (RAE). A Sapper, trained as a Combat Engineer, is a combat soldier with a wide range of tactical and technical skills.

What is the 2 RAR mascot?

Shetland pony Sergeant Septimus “Seppy” Quartus, the official mascot for Townsville’s First Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), will be honourably discharged after 17 years serving his country despite being charged with insubordination last year.

Is 3RAR still airborne?

In 1997, a full time commando regiment was raised that was able to conduct large-scale operations which matured during the 2000s. In 2011, 3 RAR relinquished the parachute role with the Army deciding to opt out of a conventional parachute capability in preference to a special forces large-scale parachute capability.

Why is artillery lanyard white?

“The Artillery wear a white lanyard as a penance – they deserted their guns whilst under fire – it’s a sign of cowardice”. The battle so often referred to in the “lanyard – cowardice” story would appear to be Colenso, which took place in December 1899, where the 14th and 66th Field Batteries RA were in support.