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10th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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Active  1998 – Present
Branch  Army
Size  One battalion
Country  Australia
Type  Logistics
10th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

Part of  17th Combat Service Support Brigade

The 10th Force Support Battalion (10 FSB) is an Australian Army logistics battalion and is part of the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade. Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.

10FSB is located at Lavarack Barracks and Ross Island Barracks in Townsville, Queensland, and a Troop is also located in Darwin.

10FSB was formed on 1 March 1998, following the amalgamation of the 10th Terminal Regiment, 2nd Field Logistics Battalion and the 1st Division Postal Unit.

The battalion was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation for operations in East Timor during INTERFET in 1999–2000, the first logistics unit to win such an award.

Current structure

The 10th Force Support Battalion currently consists of:

  • Battalion Headquarters
  • 10th Logistic Support Company
  • 2nd Force Supply Company
  • 30th Terminal Squadron
  • 68 Terminal Support Troop (including Amphibious Beach Team)
  • 69 Terminal Support Troop
  • 72 Terminal Support Troop
  • 35th Water Transport Squadron
  • 70/71 Water Transport Troop (LCM-8, Townsville)
  • 36 Water Transport Troop (LCM-8, Darwin)
  • 42 Amphibious Troop (LARC-V, Townsville)
  • Ship’s Army Department HMAS Choules
  • References

    10th Force Support Battalion (Australia) Wikipedia