VIDEO: Action at Shoalwater Bay during current exercise

THE Australian Army's 7th Brigade conducted Exercise Diamond Strike, their annual Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA), in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area from June 20-30.

The exercise featured a combined arms live-fire, a Brigade obstacle breach, an air-mobile insertion and clearance operations.

Units involved included the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry); 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment; 8th/9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment; 1 Regiment Royal Australian Artillery; 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment; 7th Combat Signal Regiment; 7th Combat Service Support Regiment; and the Brigade Headquarter element.

Enablers from the 16th Aviation Brigade, the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade and the 6th Combat Service Brigade were also involved while Army Reservists from the 5th and 8th Brigades also took part.

The exercise was the culmination of a 12 month training continuum which will see the 7th Brigade certified as Army's "Ready" Brigade from July 1.

From July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016 the 7th Brigade is the Army's contingency Brigade and will stand ready to conduct the full spectrum of joint and inter-agency operations at short notice.

7th Brigade at Exercise Diamond Strike

1JPAU at work: vision by SGT Mick Davis in Shoalwater Bay, Queensland.#YourADF#AustralianArmyThe Australian Army's 7th Brigade conducted Exercise DIAMOND STRIKE, their annual Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA), in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area from 20 - 30 June, 2015. The exercise featured a combined arms live-fire, a Brigade obstacle breach, an air-mobile insertion and clearance operations. Units involved included the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry); 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment; 8th/9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment; 1 Regiment Royal Australian Artillery; 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment; 7th Combat Signal Regiment; 7th Combat Service Support Regiment; and the Brigade Headquarter element. Enablers from the 16th Aviation Brigade, the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade and the 6th Combat Service Brigade were also involved while Army Reservists from the 5th and 8th Brigades also took part. The exercise was the culmination of a 12 month training continuum which will see the 7th Brigade certified as Army's "Ready" Brigade from 01 July. From 01 July 2015 until 30 June 2016 the 7th Brigade is the Army's contingency Brigade and will stand ready to conduct the full spectrum of joint and inter-agency operations at short notice.

Posted by 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit on Sunday, 28 June 2015


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