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About this itemLarge coin 50mm diameter, was privately made to honour our Infantry soldier's sacrifice on the battlefields fought around the globe KOREA - BORNEO - VIETNAM - EAST TIMOR - AFGHANISTAN - IRAQ
Limited edition, new, enamel work.
Our nation owes them a debt of gratitude.
On the observe is the RAR Skippy badge on the 7RAR colour of maroon. The battalion’s motto ‘Second to None’. On the reverse side is a stylized Australian flag with a subdued Southern Cross and the role of the Infantry engraved in the centre.
Unit History: The 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) is a regular infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally established in 1965 it would serve two tours of South Vietnam before it was linked with the 5th Battalion to form the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1973. In late 2006 the two units were de-linked, and 7RAR again joined the Australian Army's order of battle in its own right. It has since served in Iraq, East Timor and Afghanistan.
Unit History: In 2006, the Australian prime minister, John Howard, announced that there would be an expansion of the Australian regular infantry by two battalions, as part of the Hardened and Networked Army plan. As part of this, a second mechanised infantry battalion was raised by de-linking 5/7 RAR to become the 5th Battalion and 7th Battalion. On 5 December 2006, the 5th/7th Battalion was formally de-linked, restoring the 7th Battalion to the order of battle. In January 2007, 7 RAR was officially re-raised in Darwin as part of the 1st Brigade. At the time, 'B' Company, 5/7 RAR, which was serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper at the time was reassigned to 7 RAR.
The battalion contributed a mechanised platoon to two rotations of the ANZAC Battle Group deployment to Timor in 2007 and 2008 as part of Operation Astute in 2008–09, elements of the battalion deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper, forming the basis for the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force (MRTF-1). One member of the battalion was killed in action during an engagement near Kakarak on 16 March 2009.
At the same time, in Australia, the battalion began receiving new intakes of soldiers and undertook an intensive training program which saw the battalion certified as "operationally deployable" in January 2009, well before the planned date of 2010. 7 RAR subsequently relocated to Horseshoe Lines at RAAF Base Edinburgh near Adelaide.
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