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16th Battalion, Royal Western Australia Regiment
Cap badge of the Royal Western Australia Regiment
Cap badge of the Royal Western Australia Regiment
Active 1914–1919
1936–NA
1960–current
Country Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Branch Australian Army
Type Reserve Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Part of 13th Brigade
Garrison/HQ Karrakatta
March March of the Cameron Men
Commanders
Colonel-in-Chief HM The Queen
(Australian Infantry Corps)
Insignia
Unit Colour Patch 16 RWAR UCP
Tartan Cameron of Erracht[dead link]

The 16th Battalion, Royal Western Australia Regiment (16 RWAR) is an Australian Army reserve infantry battalion located in Western Australia and one of the two battalions of the Royal Western Australia Regiment.

HistoryEdit

The 16th Battalion was originally raised in September 1914. It was landed at Gallipoli the following year, also seeing service in France. The battalion was disbanded at the end of the war, then reraised as a Citizen Military Force unit. It amalgamated with the 11th Battalion in 1930. A new 16th Battalion was raised in 1936 as the Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia. This battalion formed part of the garrison of Darwin in 1943 and took part in the New Britain Campaign from November 1944 until the end of the war. 16 RWAR currently forms part of the 13th Brigade and maintains the battle honours of all the previous 16th Battalions, including the 16th Battalion, AIF, which served in the First World War, and the 16th Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia) and 2/16th Battalion, both of which served in the Second World War.

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