3 RAR 3rd BATTALION PARA WING LAPEL PIN

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3rd BATTALION 3RAR ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT LAPEL PIN - measuring a large 40mm, beautiful rich enamel finished with gold plated edges and all of the observe side also finished in gold plating. It has two posts and butterfly clips fasteners.  Ideal for ANZAC Day or for wear when going out at night, highlight the fact with pride that you once served in the very best Infantry Regiment in the Australian Army.

Parachute role, 1983–2011 - A move to Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney, contemplated since returning from operations in South Vietnam, was conducted at the end of 1981. On 1 December 1983, the battalion assumed responsibility for the Australian Army's conventional parachute capability (previously, D Company 6 RAR had maintained an airborne company). In 1984, the battalion was granted permission to wear the Maroon Airborne Beret, common to all parachute units worldwide, and to wear parachute wings identical to those worn by the 1st Australian Parachute Battalion during the Second World War.

Mechanised infantry role, 2018 - In 2017, it was announced that 3 RAR would re-role as a mechanised infantry battalion under the workforce alignment of Plan Beersheba to be equipped with M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carriers. In February 2018, 3 RAR commenced the transition which was to occur over 18 months.