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10th Independent Rifle Company, Royal Australian Regiment
Active 15 June 1971–Late 1990s
Country Australia
Branch Army
Type Line Infantry
Role Training, OPFOR
Size Company minus — Platoon plus
Part of Land Warfare Centre, Canungra
Garrison/HQ Kokoda Barracks
Motto(s) Duty First
March Men of Harlech
Colonel-in-Chief HM The Queen (Australian Infantry Corps)
Unit Colour Patch 10RAR UCP.PNG

10th Independent Rifle Company, Royal Australian Regiment (10 IRC RAR) was part of the Australian Army.

The establishment of a "demonstration platoon" at the Jungle Training Centre (JTC), (later renamed Land Warfare Centre) at Canungra, Queensland was authorised on 4 January 1966. This became the Headquarters 1st Division Defence Company on 19 March 1968, before being designated 10 IRC RAR on 15 June 1971.

The company was tasked with supporting the activities of Battle Wing[Clarification needed]

by providing personnel for OPFOR, demonstration, and other training tasks. In 1974, 10 IRC had a strength of approximately 60 men, consisting of a company headquarters and two rifle platoons with two rifle sections each. This was reduced to a 40-man platoon on 29 March 1980. The company was disbanded in the late 1990s.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Horner, David and Bou, Jean. (2008). Duty First: A History of the Royal Australian Regiment. Published by Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-74175-374-0

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