Royal South Australian Regiment Cap Badge
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.
The Regiment traces much of its history to early volunteer and citizen militia units from pre-federation Australia. The history of the units that formed the current Regiment are dealt with individually on those pages.
1960 – Present
On 1 July 1960 the South Australia Regiment was formed by the amalgamation of three infantry battalions in South Australia:
- The 10th Infantry Battalion (The Adelaide Rifles)
- 43rd/48th Infantry Battalion (The Hindmarsh Regiment)
- 27th Infantry Battalion (The South Australia Scottish Regiment).
These three battalions were formed into 5 Companies:
- A Company (The South East Company) (from the SA Scottish Regt)
- B Company (The River Company) (from the SA Scottish Regt)
- C Company (The Mid North Company) (from the Hindmarsh Regt)
- D Company (The Adelaide Company) (from the Adelaide Rifles)
- E Company (The Port Adelaide Company) (from the Adelaide Rifles)
Later in 1960, The Regiment was renamed 1st Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment, bringing it in line with the other State and National regiments. On 1 July 1965, the Regiment was reformed as 2 battalions, taking their names from the battalions that formed the regiment: The 10th and 27th. On 29 November 1987, the 10th and 27th battalions were amalgamated to form the 10/27 Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment, the Regiment's current title.