5RAR Association Official Website


introduction to the 5RAR website

     This website is dedicated to the officers and men of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, and in reverent memory of our mates who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Battalion lost 50 killed in action or died of wounds and a further 281 wounded in action. The Battalion paid a heavy price, for our dead and wounded comprised approximately ten percent of all Australians killed or wounded during the Vietnam War.

Captain Chris Bennet 5RAR

     On the 3rd of December 2006, after 33 years as a linked Battalion, 5RAR rejoined the Regiment in its own right. The 'Tiger Battalion' re-dedicated itself to its original Colours and immediately prepared itself for service in support of Australia's national interests. The Battalion is home-based in Darwin and has seen service in Iraq and Timor-Leste. Elements of the Battalion have just returned from serving with Mentoring Task Force 2 (MTF-2) in Afghanistan.

Tiger's Head
To Enter, Click on the Eye of the Tiger
AWM Logo
The 5RAR Association Website has been selected
for preservation by the Australian War Memorial
NLA Pandora Logo
The 5RAR Association Website is archived by the National Library of Australia as a site of historical importance as part of the 'Pandora Project'.
History Channel Logo