Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Overview
 
The Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RA Inf) is the parent corps for all infantry regiments of the Australian Army
Australian Army
The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of Defence commands the Australian Defence Force , the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army...

. It was established on 14 December 1948, with its Royal Corps status being conferred by His Majesty King George VI. At her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II became Colonel-in-Chief of the corps. Major components of the RA Inf include the various battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Regiment
The Royal Australian Regiment is the parent regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps...

 and the six state-based Reserve
Australian Army Reserve
The Australian Army Reserve is a collective name given to the reserve units of the Australian Army. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, the reserve military force has been known by many names, including the Citizens Forces, the Citizen Military Forces, the Militia and, unofficially, the...

 infantry regiments, such as the Royal New South Wales Regiment
Royal New South Wales Regiment
The Royal New South Wales Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army based in the state of New South Wales. The regiment consists of four battalions:-Organisation:*1st/19th Battalion*2nd/17th Battalion*4th/3rd Battalion...

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Encyclopedia
The Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RA Inf) is the parent corps for all infantry regiments of the Australian Army
Australian Army
The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of Defence commands the Australian Defence Force , the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army...

. It was established on 14 December 1948, with its Royal Corps status being conferred by His Majesty King George VI. At her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II became Colonel-in-Chief of the corps. Major components of the RA Inf include the various battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Regiment
The Royal Australian Regiment is the parent regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps...

 and the six state-based Reserve
Australian Army Reserve
The Australian Army Reserve is a collective name given to the reserve units of the Australian Army. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, the reserve military force has been known by many names, including the Citizens Forces, the Citizen Military Forces, the Militia and, unofficially, the...

 infantry regiments, such as the Royal New South Wales Regiment
Royal New South Wales Regiment
The Royal New South Wales Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army based in the state of New South Wales. The regiment consists of four battalions:-Organisation:*1st/19th Battalion*2nd/17th Battalion*4th/3rd Battalion...

. The various Regional Force Surveillance and Special Forces units of the Army are also part of the corps. The Infantry School is located at Singleton
Singleton, New South Wales
-Industry & Commerce:Major industries near Singleton include coal mining, energy generation, light industry, vineyards, horse breeding and cattle production. Dairying was once a mainstay in the area, but has declined....

, New South Wales
New South Wales
New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...

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The "Head of Corps – Infantry" is usually a Brigadier
Brigadier
Brigadier is a senior military rank, the meaning of which is somewhat different in different military services. The brigadier rank is generally superior to the rank of colonel, and subordinate to major general....

 and is the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Regiment
The Royal Australian Regiment is the parent regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps...

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Role

The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.

Army Reserve

  • Royal Queensland Regiment
    Royal Queensland Regiment
    The Royal Queensland Regiment is a reserve light infantry formation in the Australian Army based in Queensland.-Current Structure:The regiment currently consists of three battalions:*9th Battalion *25th/49th Battalion...

  • Royal New South Wales Regiment
    Royal New South Wales Regiment
    The Royal New South Wales Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army based in the state of New South Wales. The regiment consists of four battalions:-Organisation:*1st/19th Battalion*2nd/17th Battalion*4th/3rd Battalion...

  • Royal Victoria Regiment
    Royal Victoria Regiment
    The Royal Victoria Regiment is an Infantry Regiment of the Australian Army, consisting of two battalions, the 5th/6th Battalion and the 8th/7th Battalion.-History:...

  • Royal South Australia Regiment
    Royal South Australia Regiment
    The Royal South Australia Regiment is a reserve regiment of the Australian Army consisting of a single battalion, the 10th/27th Battalion, part of the 9th Brigade. It was raised on 1 July 1960, as The South Australia Regiment.-History:...

  • Royal Western Australia Regiment
    Royal Western Australia Regiment
    The Royal Western Australia Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army consisting of two battalions, the 11th/28th Battalion and the 16th Battalion...

  • Royal Tasmania Regiment
    Royal Tasmania Regiment
    The Royal Tasmania Regiment is a Reserve infantry regiment within the Australian Army consisting of a single battalion. Formed in 1960 following a review of military formations in Australia, the Regiment can trace its lineage back the late 19th Century and as served Australia in a number of...

  • Sydney University Regiment
    Sydney University Regiment
    Sydney University Regiment is an officer training regiment of the Australian Army Reserve. It can trace its lineage back to 1900 when the University Volunteer Rifle Corps was raised as a unit of the colonial New South Wales Defence Force. Over time this unit has undergone a number of name and role...

  • Melbourne University Regiment
    Melbourne University Regiment
    The Melbourne University Regiment is an officer training unit in the Australian Army Reserve. It has a depot at Grattan Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia....

  • Queensland University Regiment
    Queensland University Regiment
    Queensland University Regiment is an officer training unit of the Australian Army Reserve, based on the campus of the University of Queensland at St Lucia, Brisbane...

  • Adelaide Universities Regiment
    Adelaide Universities Regiment
    Adelaide Universities Regiment is an officer training unit of the Australian Army headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia. Currently AUR maintains a cadre staff of trained Regular and Reserve personnel who oversee and administer the training of Reserve officer cadets...

  • Western Australia Universities Regiment
  • University of New South Wales Regiment
    University of New South Wales Regiment
    The University of New South Wales Regiment is an officer training regiment of the Australian Army Reserve.-Unit history:The University of New South Wales Regiment was originally founded as the New South Wales University of Technology Regiment in 1952. Army Headquarters approval to form the unit...

  • Monash University Regiment
    Monash University Regiment
    The Monash University Regiment is a reserve officer training regiment of the Australian Army, based in Victoria near Monash University. It is a part of the 2nd Division's 4th Brigade. The Regiment is associated with the university, but this proved to be a difficult relationship during the Vietnam...


Regional Force Surveillance

  • NORFORCE
    NORFORCE
    The NORFORCE is an infantry regiment of the Australian Army Reserve. Formed in 1981, the regiment is one of three Regional Force Surveillance Units employed in surveillance and reconnaissance of the remote areas of Northern Australia.-History:In the late-1970s and early 1980s the need for a...

  • Pilbara Regiment
    Pilbara Regiment
    The Pilbara Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Australian Army Reserve and is one of three Regional Force Surveillance Units employed in surveillance and reconnaissance of the remote areas of northern Australia...

  • Far North Queensland Regiment
    Far North Queensland Regiment
    The 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment is a light infantry battalion of the Australian Army. The battalion serves as a Regional Force Surveillance Unit , carrying out reconnaissance and surveillance tasks as its primary role...


Special Forces

  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • 1st Commando Regiment
    1st Commando Regiment
    1st Commando Regiment is a reserve commando regiment of the Australian Army with a contingent of full-time cadre staff. It is part of the Australian Special Operations Command .-Organisation:...

  • 2nd Commando Regiment
    2nd Commando Regiment (Australia)
    The 2nd Commando Regiment is an Australian Army Special Forces unit, it is one of three combat-capable units within the Australian Special Operations Command. The regiment was established on 19 June 2009 when it was renamed from the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment...


School of Infantry

Commanders of the School of Infantry
Rank
Name
Post-Nominals
Years Served
School of Musketry, Randwick 1911–1921
Major
Major
Major is a rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every military in the world.When used unhyphenated, in conjunction with no other indicator of rank, the term refers to the rank just senior to that of an Army captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel. ...

 
F.B. Heritage 1911–1915
Captain
Captain (OF-2)
The army rank of captain is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to command of a company of soldiers. The rank is also used by some air forces and marine forces. Today a captain is typically either the commander or second-in-command of a company or artillery battery...

 
G.F.C. Shipley 1915–1917
Captain W. MacLennan 1917
Captain R.G.C. Prisk 1918–1919
Captain C.F.C. Shipley 1919–1920
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant colonel
Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence...

 
F.B. Heritage MVO  1920–1921
Small Arms School, Randwick 1921–1940
Major H. Ordish DSO OBE  1922–1926
Major H.C.H. Robertson DSO 1926–1930
Lieutenant Colonel J.J. McCall DSO 1930–1934
Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Chapman DSO 1934–1938
Major T.N. Gooch 1938–1940
Medium Machine Gun School, Randwick 1940–1942
Lieutenant Colonel R.G. Legge DSO MC
Military Cross
The Military Cross is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries....

 
1940
Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Latchford MBE MC 1940–1941
Small Arms School, Bonegilla 1942–1945
Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Latchford MBE MC 1942–1945
School of Infantry, Puckapunyal 1944–1945
Lieutenant Colonel R.A. Wolfe-Murray DSO MC 1944–1945
Lieutenant Colonel H.W. Hilless 1945
School of Infantry, Bonegilla 1945–1946
Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Latchford MBE MC 1945–1946
School of Infantry, Seymour 1947–1960
Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Latchford MBE MC 1947–1948
Lieutenant Colonel D.R. Jackson DSO 1949
Lieutenant Colonel K.M. McKenzie OBE 1949–1952
Lieutenant Colonel F.G. Hassett  DSO OBE 1952–1953
Lieutenant Colonel J.L.A. Kelly DSO 1953–1954
Lieutenant Colonel N.D. Maddern MBE 1954–1956
Major W.F. Roberson MBE 1956–1957
Lieutenant Colonel G.H. Fawcett OBE 1957–1959
Lieutenant Colonel N.R. McLeod OBE 1959–1960
Infantry Centre, Ingleburn 1960–1969
Lieutenant Colonel G.O. O'Day OBE 1960–1963
Lieutenant Colonel D.G. Sharp OBE 1963–1964
Lieutenant Colonel R.S. Garland MC 1965–9167
Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Milner OBE 1967–1969
Infantry Centre, Ingleburn 1969–1973
Commandant
Colonel
Colonel
Colonel , abbreviated Col or COL, is a military rank of a senior commissioned officer. It or a corresponding rank exists in most armies and in many air forces; the naval equivalent rank is generally "Captain". It is also used in some police forces and other paramilitary rank structures...

 
A.J. Milner OBE 1969–1971
Colonel E.H. Smoth DSO 1971–1973
Infantry Centre, Ingleburn 1969–1973
CO/Chief Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel R.R. Hannigan 1969–1970
Lieutenant Colonel R.L. Burnard 1971–1972
Lieutenant Colonel E.R. Philip 1972
Infantry Centre, Singleton 1973–1994
Commandant
Colonel E.H. Smoth DSO 1973
Colonel C.M. Townsend DSO 1974–1976
Colonel J. Essex-Clark 1976–1979
Colonel J.P.A. Deighton MC 1979–1981
Colonel A.W. Hammett AM  1981–1984
Colonel P.M. McDougall 1984–1987
Colonel P.A. Sibree 1987–1989
Colonel P.J. Cosgrove
Peter Cosgrove
General Peter John Cosgrove AC, MC is a retired Australian Army officer. He was the Chief of the Defence Force from 3 July 2002 to 3 July 2005, when he retired from active service...

 
AM MC 1989–1991
Colonel D.J. Mead 1991–1994
Infantry Centre, Singleton 1973–1994
CO/Chief Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel C.F. Thompson 1973–1974
Lieutenant Colonel M.P. Blake MC 1975–1976
Lieutenant Colonel R.F. Sutton MC 1977–1978
Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Taylor MC 1979–1980
Lieutenant Colonel R.E. Boxall 1981–1982
Lieutenant Colonel J.D. McAloney MC 1982–1984
Lieutenant Colonel D.A. Webster 1984–1986
Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Ralph 1987–1988
Lieutenant Colonel J.S. Murray 1988–1989
Lieutenant Colonel R.H. Greville 1990–1991
Lieutenant Colonel R.C. Brown 1992–1994
Infantry Centre, Singleton 1994–1999
Commandant
Colonel R.J. Margette 1994–4996
Colonel D.S.M. Roche CSC
Conspicuous Service Cross (Australia)
The Conspicuous Service Cross is a decoration of the Australian Honours System. The CSC is awarded only for outstanding devotion to duty, or outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills, judgment or dedication, in non-warlike situations...

 
1992–1994
Infantry Centre, Singleton 1994–1999
CO/Chief Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel J.C. Dittmar 1994–1996
Lieutenant Colonel G.R.C. Pike 1997–1999
Dismounted Combat Division, Singleton 2000–2001
Lieutenant Colonel D.J. Butler 2000–2001
School of Infantry, Singleton 2001–Present
Lieutenant Colonel D.J. Butler 2001
Lieutenant Colonel P.T. Roney 2002–2003
Lieutenant Colonel W. Austin 2004–2005
Lieutenant Colonel D. Franklin 2005–2007
Lieutenant Colonel A. Egan 2008–2009
Lieutenant Colonel A. Lowe 2010–Present


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