Description: Barracks Patch – 1st Close Health Battalion (Field Patch).

Condition: Mint

Comments: Barracks Patch – 1st Close Health Battalion (Field Patch). Complete with velcro backing.

The 1st Close Health Battalion (1 CHB) is a unit of the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade of the Australian Army. The Battalion consists of the Battalion Headquarters (BHQ) is based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney, New South Wales and three Close Health Companies (2, 8 and 11) based in Townsville, Brisbane and Darwin.

The role of 1 CHB is to provide Close Combat Health support to FORCOMD IOT provide synchronised health effect within the FORCOMD Force Generation Cycle (FGC) IAW directed readiness levels. 1 CHB is responsible for initial and advanced treatment, including collection from POI, resuscitation, stabilisation and evacuation, and emergency diagnostics to land forces as far forward as possible.