|In use||1908 – present|
|Department of Defence|
|Controlled by||Australian Army|
|Occupants||HQ 1st Division|
|Enoggera Barracks (HLS)|
|IATA: none – ICAO: YENO|
|Airport type||Military HLS|
|Elevation AMSL||145 ft / 44 m|
Enoggera Barracks (also known as Gallipoli Barracks) is an Australian Army base in the northwestern Brisbane suburb of Enoggera in Queensland. It was officially established in the early 20th century when the area was used for field training, although the area was used by military units as far back as the mid-1800s. Since then it has been developed into a modern military base, which is now home to units of the 7th and 11th Brigades as well as the headquarters of the 1st Division and the 16th Aviation Brigade.
History[edit | edit source]
The base has a long history, having been in existence officially since 1908, although the wider area has been used for military purposes since 1855. Upon its establishment, the camp consisted of four paddocks that were used for training and drill—Bell, Fraser's, Rifle and Thompson's—and a number of rifle ranges were established there for use by civilian groups and units of the militia. Since then the base facilities have been expanded as the Army's presence there has grown through its involvement in the two World Wars and beyond.
Currently the base is home to the majority of 7th Brigade units. With the reorganisation of 7th Brigade in 2007, there are also a couple of units from the 11th Brigade based at Enoggera. There are currently over 3,000 personnel on site, making it one of the largest army bases in the country.
The base facilities are currently undergoing a $770 million expansion, which will see the number of regular personnel based at Enoggera rise to about 5,600 by 2014. The upgrade will focus upon redevoloping the 7th Brigade's headquarters as well as construction of a new gym, an indoor pool and training centre, and an expansion of 8th/9th Battalion's lines.
Current units[edit | edit source]
- 1st Regiment
- 105th Medium Battery (This unit was formerly a field artillery unit until 2005)
- 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
- 131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
- 132nd Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
- Combat Service and Support Battery
- 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
- 6th Engineer Support Regiment
- 1st Topographical Survey Squadron
- 21st Construction Squadron
- 1st Signal Regiment (DJFHQ/1DIV)
- 101 Signal Squadron
- 130 Signal Squadron (Notional)
- 7th Combat Signal Regiment (7BDE)
- 136 Signal Squadron (Fixed/Strategic)
- 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
- 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
- 9th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment
- 25th/49th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment
- Gallipoli Barracks Health Centre
- 2nd Health Support Battalion
- 7th Combat Service Support Battalion
- Army Malaria Institute
- Area Health Services — South Queensland
- Australian Army Band — Brisbane
- D Coy, 1 MP Battalion
- Headquarters South Queensland Australian Army Cadets Brigade
- 129th Army Cadet Unit
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014
- Belham & Denham 2009, p. 265.
- Belham & Denham 2009, pp. 265–270.
- McBean, Graham (2007). "Historic transfer". Army. The Soldiers' Newspaper. http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1170/topstories/story8.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
- "Brisbane Region". Defence Community Organisation, Australia. http://www.dco.dod.gov.au/dco/dcolocationstext.nsf/qld/Brisbane?OpenDocument&Brisbane. Retrieved 2007-10-31. (This site requires a Username and password.)
- "6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment: Unit Info". Department of Defence, Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20070831181206/http://www.army.gov.au/6rar/info/info.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Operation Queensland Flood Assist". Department of Defence. http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/global/opqldflood/index.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- Preece, Allira (2 February 2011). "Barracks overhaul to begin". North-West News. p. 3.
References[edit | edit source]
- Belham, David; Denham, Peter (2009). The Blue Diamonds: The History of 7th Brigade, 1915–2008. Puckapunyal, Victoria: Department of Defence.
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