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Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Cap badge of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Active 23 November 1948–Present
Country Australia
Branch Army
Type Corps
Role Infantry
Size 1 Regular Regiment (8 battalions) & 13 Reserve Regiments
Colors Infantry Red
March Quick: 'El Alamein'; Slow: 'Infantry Song'
Engagements Korea 1950–53: Sariwon, Yongyu, Chongju, Pakchon, Uijongbu, Chuam-ni, Machwa-san, Kapyong, Kowang-San, The Samichon; Vietnam 1965–72: Long Tan, Bien Hoa, Coral-Balmoral, Coral-Balmoral, Hat Dich, Binh Ba.
Colonel in Chief HM The Queen

The Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RA Inf) is the parent corps for all infantry regiments of the Australian Army. Major components of the RA Inf include the various battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment and Army Reserve regiments eg. Royal New South Wales Regiment. The Infantry School is located at Singleton, New South Wales.

The Head of Corps - Infantry is usually a Brigadier and is the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Australian Regiment.



The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and to hold ground, to repel attack, by night and day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.



Army Reserve

Australian Army Arms and Services

Combat Arms
Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Royal Australian Artillery
Australian Army Aviation
Royal Australian Engineers
Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Combat Support Arms
Royal Australian Corps of Signals
Australian Army Intelligence Corps
Combat Services
Royal Australian Chaplains Department
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Royal Australian Army Dental Corps
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
Royal Australian Army Psychology Corps
Royal Australian Corps of Transport
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Australian Army Legal Corps
Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Royal Australian Army Pay Corps
Royal Australian Army Educational Corps
Australian Army Public Relations Service
Australian Army Catering Corps
Australian Army Band Corps
Training Corps
Corps of Staff Cadets

Regular Army

Regional Force Surveillance

Special Forces

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Preceded by:
Royal Australian Corps of Signals
Australian Army Order of Precedence Succeeded by:
Australian Army Aviation

The Royal Australian Infantry Corps was established on 14 December 1948, it's Royal Corps status being conferred by His Majesty King George VI. At the coronation in 1953, HM the Queen became Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps (Redcoats to Cams - A History of the Australian Infantry 1988-2001 by Ian Kuring.


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