The COs – RSMs

Copy of Marson front right

Lt Col RH Marson

22Oct 1945 – 25 Apr 1948

65th Aust Inf Battalion

65th archer

Maj TE Archer, ED

26 Apr1948 – 5 May 1949

65th Aust Inf Battalion / 1AR

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Lt Col JLA Kelly, DSO

6 May 1949 – 3 Jan 1951

1 AR / 1 RAR

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Lt Col DLB Goslett, MC,ED

4 Jan 1951 – 1 Apr 1951

1 RAR

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Lt Col FG Hassett, DSO, OBE

2 Apr 1951 – 5 Jul 1951

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Lt Col IB Ferguson, DSO, MC

6 Jul 1951 – 1 Nov 1951

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Lt Col I Hutchinson, DSO, OBE, MC, ED

2 Nov 1951 – 20 Oct 1952

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Lt Col M Austin, DSO

21 Oct 1952 – 1 Oct 1953

LT COL NICHOLLS 1954

Lt Col NAM Nicholls

2 Oct 1953 – 24 Jan 1955

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 Lt Col GB Combes

25 Jan 1955 – 21 Jan 1956

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Lt Col OD Jackson

21 Jan 1956 – 26 Mar 1957

COL ABEL-SMITH&CO_LT COL FINLAYSON 58(1)

Lt Col WJ Finlayson, MVO, OBE

27 Mar 1957 – 4 Dec 1958

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Lt Col WJ Morrow, OBE

5 Dec 1958 – 28 Jun 1960

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Lt Col SP Weir, MC

28 Jun 1960 – 29 Oct 1961

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Col KRG Coleman, MC

12 Nov 1961 – 25 Jul 1962

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Col CMI Pearson, MC

26 Jul 1962 – 15 May 1964

Copy of OFFICERS INSPECTING THE TROOPS

Col DB Dunstan, MBE

16 May 1964 – 28 Feb 1965

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Lt Col IRW Brumfield, DSO

1 Mar 1965 – 3 Dec 1965

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Lt Col AV Preece, DSO, MVO

3 Dec 1965 – 10 Jun 1966

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Lt Col KP Outridge

11 Jun 1966 – 14 Jul 1967

LT COL PHILLIP HARVEY BENNETT CO 2ND TOUR

Lt Col PH Bennett, DSO

15 Jul 1967 – 1 Mar 1969

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Lt Col JBM Trenerry, DSO

1 Mar 1969 – 15 Jul 1971

Lt Col IRJ Hodgkinson, MBE

16 Jul 1971 – 21 Jan 1973

CO LT COL WHITE & CAPT LACACI

Lt Col PND White, MC

22 Jan 1973 – 3 Dec 1974

Lt Col KA Patterson

4 Dec 1974 – 10 Jan 1977

Lt Col IJC Hearn

10 Jan 1977 – 16 Dec 1978

Lt Col PW Beale, DSO, MC

17 Dec 1978 – 9 Dec 1980

Lt Col BJ Caligari

10 Dec 1980 – 14 Jan 1983

Lt Col PJ Cosgrove, MC

15 Jan 1983 – 13 Aug 1984

Lt Col JD McAloney, MC

14 Aug 1984 – 14 Dec 1986

Lt Col JP Salter, MC

15 Dec 1986 – 14 Dec 1988

Lt Col JD Petrie

15 Dec 1988 – 14 Dec 1991

David Hurley

Lt Col DJ Hurley, DSC

15 Dec 1991 – 14 Dec 1993

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Lt Col RJ Martin

15 Dec 1993 – 14 Dec 1995

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Lt Col MA Kelly

14 Dec 1995 – 14 Dec 1997

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Lt Col MD Bornholt

14 Dec 1997 – 14 Dec 1998

Lt Col John Caligari Commanding Officer 1 RAR

Lt Col JC Caligari, DSC

14 Dec 1998 – 14 Dec 2001

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Lt Col SL Smith, AM

14 Dec 2001 – 3 Dec 2003

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Lt Col CA Field, CSC

4 Dec 2003 – Dec 2005

Commanding Officer of Townsville-based 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Gallaway, receives the arrival brief at Dili airport..



Title: 

1 RAR arrival in Dili



Deep caption:

The new rotation of Australian soldiers from 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment touched down in Dili’s International Airport to take over security duties in Timor-Leste from the outgoing 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. The respective command elements will conduct a handover period that will conclude with an official change of command ceremony, where Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Gallaway will formally assume command of the ANZAC Battle Group.



The ANZAC Battle Group will consist of five infantry companies including one from the 1st Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment; a combat support element that encompasses the logistics support and medical elements; an aviation element; an engineering troop; and a cavalry element containing an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) section.



Operation Astute is the Australian Government's response to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in restoring peace to their country. 



The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has deployed to Timor-Leste with a mission to assist the Government and the United Nations to bring stability, security and confidence to the Timorese to allow them to resolve their differences democratically and peacefully. 



There are approximately 1000 ADF personnel currently serving in Timor-Leste. This force will remain in Timor-Leste continuing to provide a robust response capability to support the Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations Police force. 



Police from Australia and 24 other nations throughout the world provide security in Dili. The ADF provides support to these police operations as required.

Lt Col AD Gallaway

Dec 2005 – Dec 2007

A dedication service was held at the Australian war memorial Canberra for the three !st Australian Infantry Battalions.

Left to right

Land Commader Major-General Mark Kelly.

RSM 1RAR WO1 Peter Marsh.

CO 1RAR Lt-Col Peter Connolly

Lt Col Peter Connelly

Dec 2007 – 2009

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Lt Col Andrew Hocking

Dec 2009 – 2011

Environmental portrait if 1RAR Commanding Officer Eamon Lenaghan.

Lt Col Eamon Lenaghan

2012 – 2014

CO !st Bn
CO 1 RAR LTCOL JASON GROAT

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 REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJORS

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WO1 JB Percival, MBE

Oct 1945 – Jun 1946

65th Aust Inf Battalion

Copy of scholes

WO1 C Scholes

Jun 1946 – Dec 1949

65th Aust Inf Battalion / 1AR / 1RAR

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WO1 GL Hart

Dec 1949 – Oct 1951

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WO1 JB Percival, MBE

Jan 1952 – Mar 1952

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WO1 WR Smith

Mar 1952 – Jul 1953

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WO2 LE Brennan, MBE

Jul 1953 – Aug 1953

Copy of WO 1 G E English 1 RAR

WO1 P English

Aug 1953 – Aug 1955

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WO1 T Scott-Holland, MM

Aug 1955 – Mar 1956

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WO1 PZ Stephenson

Mar 1956 – May 1956

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WO1 GH Knowles

May 1956 – Mar 1957

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WO1 EG Buchanan

Mar 1957 – Aug 1960

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WO1 WH Jones

Aug 1960 – Apr 1963

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WO1 JD McKay, MM

Apr 1963 – Nov 1965

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WO2 JG Currie, MBE

Nov 1965 – Jan 1966

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WO1 WJ Birkett

Jan 1966 – Jun 1966

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WO1 DC Dalton

Jun 1966 – Jan 1970

Hodgkinson Currie

WO1 JG Currie, MBE

Apr 1970 – Jan 1973

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WO1 D McGregor

Jan 1973 – Dec 1974

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WO1 BH Cox, MBE

Dec 1974 – Nov 1976

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WO1 KW Hergenhan

Nov 1976 – Nov 1978

RSM WO1 MAY

WO1 RJ May

Nov 1978 – May 1980

WO1 WEBBER,CPL S_ALBERT,CO LT COL BEALE(1)

WO1 WA Webber

May 1980 – Feb 1982

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WO1 BA Smith

Feb 1982 – Dec 1984

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WO1 TE Wass

Dec 1984 – Dec 1986

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WO1 RJ Milham

Jan 1987 – Dec 1988

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WO1 RB Dabinet

Dec 1988 – Dec 1990

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WO1 G Chamberlain

Jan 1990 – May 1993

* Deployment to Somalia

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WO1 J Sales

Jan 1993 – Dec 1994

* Deployment to Somalia

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WO1 S Griffiths, OAM

Jan 1995 – Dec 1996

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WO1 M Tugwell, CSM

Jan 1997 – Dec 1998

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WO1 S Ward

Jan 1999 – Dec 2000

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WO1 AB Gillman, CSM

Jan 2001 – Dec 2002

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WO1 BF Vandenhurk

Jan 2003 – Dec 2004

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WO1 M Johnson

Jan 2005 – Dec 2006

A dedication service was held at the Australian war memorial Canberra for the three !st Australian Infantry Battalions.

Left to right

Land Commader Major-General Mark Kelly.

RSM 1RAR WO1 Peter Marsh.

CO 1RAR Lt-Col Peter Connolly

WO 1 P G Marsh OAM

Dec 2006 – Dec 2008

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WO 1 Darren Murch

 Jan 2009 – Dec 2011

WO1 JJ Stonebridge BM, RSM 1 RAR 2012-13

WO1 JJ Stonebridge BM

RSM 1 RAR 2012 – 2013

WO1 Sean McGinley of 1RAR official portrait.

WO1 Sean McGinley

2014 –