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4 RAR Associations of Australia
The Fighting Fourth
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Their Service . . . . Our Heritage
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The state associations of the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4 RAR) by circumstance, do not have a National Executive. State 4 RAR Associations operate as separate but affiliated associations for the common cause.

This web site is the contact and information point for all state based associations of the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

4 RAR has had many roles and titles since it was raised at Woodside in 1964 as an Infantry battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment. Each role has been defined in the title and is reflective of the task or the composite makeup of the Battalion in every campaign that it has been asked to serve Australia since 1964.

From its inception in 1964, continuing during its tour of Malaysia and Borneo until 1967, and subsequently within Australia until 1968, the Battalion was designated 4 RAR with the role of a Light (air portable) battalion.

Because of the welcome attachment of Victor and Whiskey Companies of the Royal New Zealand Regiment during its first tour of South Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and the again welcome attachment of Victor Company of the Royal New Zealand Regiment during its second tour of South Vietnam in 1971 and 1972, the Battalion was designated 4 RAR/NZ ANZAC.

In August 1973, 4 RAR linked with 2 RAR to form 2/4 RAR so in effect, 4 RAR and 2 RAR did not formally exist as separate entities until the de-linking of the two battalions in February 1995.

In February 1995, the Battalion was again called 4 RAR and designated a Light battalion until in February 1997 its role was changed to Commando and it was given the official title of 4 RAR (Commando), meaning that the Battalion was still a battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment but that it had a defined role of operating as a Commando battalion within Special Forces Command.

The term “4 RAR” as used in all state associations titles, correspondence and this website refers to 4 RAR in all its descriptions, roles, service and campaigns.

The NSW Association by resolution of its members, is titled the 4 RAR/4 RAR (Cdo) Association.

No matter the terminology used, we are all immensely proud to be able to state to the world that “I served in 4RAR” or "I'm serving in 4 RAR".

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To provide former and serving members of 4 RAR and their families with accurate and timely news and information concerning events, reunions and general matters of interest.

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