RAR – Steady boots on the ground

As the flag comes down on the Royal Australian Regiment’s role in Afghanistan, Private Jacob Joseph takes a look at its role over the past 75 years for ARMY Newspaper.

Private Arlen Treston from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, covers the beach front with his F89 Minimi during a reconnaissance patrol extraction at the Cowley Beach Training Area, North Queensland.

From the rubble of a defeated Japan, to the South-East Asian jungles and Middle Eastern deserts, soldiers of the Royal Australian Regiment and its forerunners have had boots on the ground in all major operations in the past 75 years.