Description: Barracks Patch – Ops Support Battery, 1st Field Regiment – Current issue (Field Patch)
Comments: Barracks Patch – Operations Support Battery, 1st Field Regiment – Current issue (Field Patch). Complete with velcro backing.
1st Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (1 Regt RAA), provides artillery support to 7th Brigade.
1st Regiment was re-equipped with the M777A2 lightweight towed howitzers and the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), which is a fully automated digital battle-management system. In early 2012, 1st Regiment also took delivery of the Digital Terminal Control System for observation post batteries.
1st Regiment is structured as follows:
• Operations Support Battery
• 104th (Observation Post) Battery
• 105th (Observation Post) Battery
• 114th (Observation Post) Battery
• A (Gun) Battery
• Combat Service Support Battery
1st Regiment was relocated in February 1983 its current base at Barce Lines, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera. In November 1985, 1st Regiment was integrated with the Army Reserve resulting in the re-raising of 104th Field Battery as an Army Reserve battery on 8 November 1985.
1st Field Regiment took command of 13th Field Battery on 1 May 1997 and amalgamated with 11th Field Regiment on 15 June 1997.