106th Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery

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106th Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery


Country  Australia
Branch Army
Type Artillery
Nickname(s) Turtles
Engagements Vietnam War

The 106th Field Battery was an artillery battery unit of the Royal Australian Artillery. The battery was formed in 1966 and served two tours during the Vietnam War before being disbanded in 1976

The battery was re-raised as 106 Battery on 4 December 2014.


Formed in December 1966 at Wacol, Queensland as part of the 4th Field Regiment.[1]

The battery left for its first tour of Vietnam between April 1967 and March 1968. The second tour of duty of Vietnam was between February 1970 and January 1971.

Reformed in the mid 70's to conducts gun trials for the replacement of the BL 5.5 inch Medium Gun.

106 Battery was reformed as part of the 4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery in December 2014.


  1. ^ "106th Field Battery". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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