Reservists from 41st Battalion, Royal NSW Regiment in action. Photo courtesy of Defence Reserves Support.
Reservists from 41st Battalion, Royal NSW Regiment in action. Photo courtesy of Defence Reserves Support.

Celebrating safe return from Timor

A RIGHT royal welcome is on the cards this Saturday for the 41st Battalion, Royal NSW regiment on their return from East Timor.

Celebrating the safe return of A Coy members, Reservists who were part of the Timor Leste Task Group, they will swap the army greens and camouflage for cocktail dress and medals for a well-deserved pre-dinner drink and chat before their meal.

The 41st Battalion, The Royal NSW Regiment, (41 RNSWR), is an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

A Reserve unit, it is one of four battalions of the Royal NSW Regiment and is attached to the 8th Brigade, 2nd Division.

It is based in northern NSW, with its headquarters in Lismore and depots in a number of locations including Tweed Heads.

The battalion has had a number of recent operational roles that have included providing soldiers to the serve with International Force East Timor (INTERFET) and with the Peace Monitoring Groups in Bougainville.

In 2000, they took part in providing security to the Sydney Olympic Games through the Operational Search Battalion.

Personnel from the battalion have also deployed as part of commitments to the Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and Malaysia with Rifle Company Butterworth.

The motto of the 41st Battalion, The Royal NSW Regiment is 'Mors Ante Pudorem', which is Latin for˜Death before Dishonour.



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