Description: Western Australian University Regiment – Gilt Hat Badge 1953 – 60
Maker’s Name: Stokes
Condition: Near Mint
Comments: Western Australian University Regiment – Gilt Hat Badge 1953 – 60. Complete with 2 lugs and now scarce.
The regiment was originally founded as the Perth University Regiment on 22 April 1949 to provide military training to university undergraduates and located at Crawley, Western Australia. It was renamed the Western Australian University Regiment in May 1950.
The Western Australian University Regiment is the dedicated Regional Army Reserve Training Unit for 13th Brigade.
The Regiment is situated at Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle, on Perth’s Swan River and also Irwin Barracks Karrakatta.
The Regiment forms part of Forces Command with a mission of delivering directed individual and collective training IOT support, sustain and reinforce the operational capability of the ADF.
WAUR consists of a diverse range of experienced instructors dedicated to the conduct of Reserve Officer Cadet training, Driver courses, Infantry Initial Employment Training (IET) courses, Reserve Response Force courses, and other Instructor qualification courses.
The Western Australian University Regiment has a proud history of training quality junior officers for service in the Australian Army Reserve, but more recently the main effort has switched to Army Reserve Soldier training in the western region.
WAUR’s staff consists of personnel with operational experience in Vietnam, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, and The Solomon Islands.
The motto of Western Australian University Regiment is ‘Seek Wisdom’.