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Enoggera Barracks

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Type  Military base
Open to the public  No
In use  1908 – present
Elevation  48 m
Controlled by  Australian Army
Condition  Active
Occupants  HQ 1st Division
Owner  Department of Defence
Enoggera Barracks

Reds train at enoggera barracks


Enoggera Barracks (also known as Gallipoli Barracks) is an Australian Army base in the northwestern Brisbane suburb of Enoggera in Queensland. It was officially established in the early 20th century when the area was used for field training, although the area was used by military units as far back as the mid-19th century. Since then it has been developed into a modern military base, which is now home to units of the 7th and 11th Brigades as well as the headquarters of the 1st Division and the 16th Aviation Brigade.

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History

The base has a long history, having been in existence officially since 1908, although the wider area has been used for military purposes since 1855. Upon its establishment, the camp consisted of four paddocks that were used for training and drill—Bell, Fraser's, Rifle and Thompson's—and a number of rifle ranges were established there for use by civilian groups and units of the militia. Since then the base facilities have been expanded as the Army's presence there has grown through its involvement in the two World Wars and beyond.

Currently the base is home to the majority of 7th Brigade units. With the reorganisation of 7th Brigade in 2007, there are also a couple of units from the 11th Brigade based at Enoggera. There are currently over 3,000 personnel on site, making it one of the largest army bases in the country.

In January 2011, Enoggera Barracks was the location of the headquarters for the Australian Defence Force's response to the 2010–2011 Queensland floods, Operation Queensland Flood Assist.

The base facilities are currently undergoing a $770 million expansion, which will see the number of regular personnel based at Enoggera rise to about 5,600 by 2014. The upgrade will focus upon redevoloping the 7th Brigade's headquarters as well as construction of a new gym, an indoor pool and training centre, and an expansion of 8th/9th Battalion's lines.

The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial Walk is located in Enoggera Barracks.

Current units

Formations

  • HQ 1 DIV (DJFHQ)
  • HQ 7 BDE
  • HQ 16 BDE (Aviation)
  • Royal Australian Armoured Corps

  • 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment
  • Royal Australian Artillery

  • 1st Regiment
  • 105th Medium Battery (This unit was formerly a field artillery unit until 2005)
  • 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
  • 131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
  • 132nd Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
  • Combat Service and Support Battery
  • Royal Australian Engineers

  • 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
  • 6th Engineer Support Regiment
  • 1st Topographic Survey Squadron
  • 21st Construction Squadron
  • Royal Australian Corps of Signals

  • 1st Signal Regiment (DJFHQ/1DIV)
  • 101 Signal Squadron
  • 7th Combat Signal Regiment (7BDE)
  • 139 Signal Squadron
  • 140 Signal Squadron
  • 136 Signal Squadron (Fixed/Strategic)
  • Royal Australian Infantry Corps

  • 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • 9th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment
  • 25th/49th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment
  • Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

  • Gallipoli Barracks Health Centre
  • 2nd Health Support Battalion
  • 7th Combat Service Support Battalion
  • Army Malaria Institute
  • Area Health Services — South Queensland
  • Australian Army Band Corps

  • 8/9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Pipes and Drums
  • Australian Army Band — Brisbane
  • Royal Australian Artillery Band — Brisbane
  • Royal Australian Corps of Military Police

  • D Coy, 1 MP Battalion
  • Australian Army Cadets

  • Headquarters South Queensland Australian Army Cadets Brigade
  • 129 Army Cadet Unit
  • References

    Enoggera Barracks Wikipedia


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