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Royal Australian Infantry Corps
The Royal Australian Infantry
Infantry
Corps (RA Inf) is the parent corps for all infantry regiments of the Australian 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.[1] Major
Major
components of the RA Inf include the various battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment and the six state-based Reserve infantry regiments, such as the Royal New South Wales
New South Wales
Regiment
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie (colloquial)[3][4]Government Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy• 
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Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is Queen of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI
George VI
and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Infantry
Infantry
Infantry
is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces. Also known as foot soldiers, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combats as well, but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport
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Honorary Colonel
Colonel
Colonel
(Col) is a rank of the British Army
British Army
and Royal Marines, ranking below brigadier, and above lieutenant colonel. British colonels are not usually field commanders; typically they serve as staff officers between field commands at battalion and brigade level. The insignia is two diamond-shaped pips (properly called "Bath Stars") below a crown. The crown has varied in the past with different monarchs; the current Queen's reign has used St Edward's Crown. The rank is equivalent to captain in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and group captain in the Royal Air Force.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Ceremonial usage 4 Royal Air Force 5 Historical insignia 6 Current insignia 7 See also 8 ReferencesEtymology[edit] The rank of colonel was popularized by the tercios that were employed in the Spanish Army
Spanish Army
during the 16th and 17th centuries
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Brigadier
Brigadier
Brigadier
/brɪɡəˈdɪər/ is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country. In some countries, it is a senior rank above colonel, equivalent to a brigadier general, typically commanding a brigade of several thousand soldiers. In other countries, it is a non-commissioned rank (e.g
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New South Wales
New South Wales
Wales
(abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland
Queensland
to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia
Australia
to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
to the east. The Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2017[update], the population of New South Wales
Wales
was over 7.8 million,[9] making it Australia's most populous state
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Sydney University Regiment
Sydney University Regiment
Regiment
(SUR) is an officer-training regiment of the Australian Army Reserve. Its predecessor, the University Volunteer Rifle Corps, was raised in 1900 as a unit of the colonial New South Wales Defence Force. During the 20th century, several changes of name and role occurred. Sydney University Regiment
Regiment
is headquartered in Holsworthy Barracks
Holsworthy Barracks
and has detachments in Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong.Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 World War I 1.3 1920s 1.4 World War II 1.5 1960s 1.6 1990s2 Notable graduates 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Early years[edit] The University Volunteer Rifle Corps (UVRC) was raised on 17 November 1900, as part of the colonial military forces of New South Wales
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Member Of The Order Of Australia
The Order of Australia
Australia
is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours. The Queen of Australia
Australia
is Sovereign Head of the Order,[3] while the Governor-General is Principal Companion/Dame/Knight (as relevant at the time) and Chancellor of the Order
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King George VI
George VI
George VI
(Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom
King of the United Kingdom
and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth
British Commonwealth
from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India
Emperor of India
and the first Head of the Commonwealth. Known publicly as Albert until his accession, and "Bertie" among his family and close friends, George VI
George VI
was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward
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Distinguished Service Cross (Australia)
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force. It is awarded for distinguished command and leadership in action. The DSC was introduced in 1991 and is the highest distinguished service decoration in the Australian Honours System. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "DSC".[2] Since its inception 97 awards have been made—which includes seven Bars—with the most recent being announced in the 2017 Australia
Australia
Day Honours.Contents1 Government allowance 2 Description 3 Distinct recipients 4 See also 5 ReferencesGovernment allowance[edit] The Government of Australia
Australia
may grant an allowance to veterans or serving members of the Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
who have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, or other awards for gallantry
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Elizabeth II Of Australia
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is Queen of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI
George VI
and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Australian Army Reserve
The Australian Army
Australian Army
Reserve is a collective name given to the reserve units of the Australian Army
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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 has served Australia in a number of conflicts including the Boer War, World War I and World War II. Today it serves as a part of the Australian Army's 9th Brigade, 2nd Division.Contents1 History 2 Lineage 3 Royal Tasmania Regiment today 4 Battle honours 5 Alliances 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The Royal Tasmania Regiment was formed in 1960 as part of the reforms that saw the old Citizens Military Force reorganised along pentropic lines into what is now known as the Army Reserve. As part of this reform, Tasmania's two single-battalion infantry regiments were amalgamated, to form the Royal Tasmania Regiment
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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.Contents1 History1.1 1960 – Present2 Other information 3 Preceding Units 4 Contemporary Times 5 Alliances 6 Battle honours 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Regiment traces much of its history to early volunteer and citizen militia units from pre-federation Australia
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Australian Army
The Australian Army
Australian Army
is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
(ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) commands the ADF, the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army (CA)
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