Description: Royal Australian Armoured Corps – Opposing Collar Badge Pair – Current Issue
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The Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) is the senior arms corps within the Australian Army and is the comprised of Regular Army and Army Reserve regiments equipped with armoured vehicles in the Australian Army. The corps was formed in 1941 as the Australian Armoured Corps, before being given the Royal prefix in 1948. The Royal Australian Armoured Corps traces its lineage back to the Australian Light Horse regiments and in many cases to state militia prior to Federation. Today, many of the current regiments follow the traditions of their Light Horse predecessors.
The RAAC has an approximate current strength of about 250 officers and 1000 other ranks and has units around Australia.
The main characteristics of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) are firepower, mobility, protection, communications, endurance and flexibility.