After 22 years in Darwin, the 1st Armoured Regiment is moving to Adelaide to take advantage of the southern-state’s year-round-training weather.
CAPTION: Soldiers from 1st Armoured Regiment on their final parade in Darwin before the unit moves to Adelaide.
Soldiers of the 1st Armoured Regiment conducted a final parade at Robertson Barracks, near Darwin, on Wednesday 25 October 2017 to mark their departure.
The parade was also a chance to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba.
Also during the parade, 1st Armoured Regiment’s Chauvel Lines were officially renamed Matilda Lines and handed over to the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.
The regiment will now take up residence in the RAAF Base Edinburgh Precinct in South Australia.
The move is one of the final Plan Beersheba pieces to fall into place.
Following the 1st Armoured Regiment’s proud 22-year history in the Northern Territory, the Regiment’s soldiers and equipment will arrive in Adelaide ready to take advantage of the year-round training conditions available in South Australia, mainly at Cultana.