Royal Western Australian Regiment Cap Badge Medals

Royal Western Australian Regiment Cap Badge

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Royal Western Australian Regiment Cap Badge

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. The regiment was raised in July 1960 as part of the reorganisation of the Australian Army Reserve through the amalgamation of the three existing infantry regiments in Western Australia:

  • The City of Perth Regiment
  • The Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia
  • The Swan Regiment

Initially formed as a single battalion, in 1966 it was reorganised into first two, then three battalions. Two of these, the 11th Battalion and 28th Battalion were reduced to single companies in 1977, then amalgamated into the single 11th/28th Battalion in 1987.