New look for Pil­bara Reg­i­ment

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tay­lar Amonini

The Pil­bara Reg­i­ment is be­ing no­ticed as an ac­tive and cru­cial part of the Aus­tralian Defence Force as it re­ceives new uni­forms this month.

The reg­i­ment has been is­sued with new equip­ment be­cause of its op­er­a­tional role on bor­der pro­tec­tion op­er­a­tions along the Aus­tralian coast­line.

Port Hed­land com­mand­ing of­fi­cer Ma­jor Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing 1 squadron Guy Warnock said the Pil­bara reg­i­ment had been given pri­or­ity over many other army units be­cause it was ac­tive.

“For me per­son­ally, it makes me think that the army cares about the work that we do — it’s them recog­nis­ing the job that we’re do­ing here,” he said.

“Way out here in the Pil­bara where every­thing is hard to get — re­sources and as­sets — this is a good re­flec­tion of what the army thinks of what we’re do­ing.”

Ma­jor Warnock said the new cam­ou­flage pat­tern, named the Aus­tralian multi-cam uni­form, was de­signed to be more ef­fec­tive than its pre­de­ces­sor across a wider range of set­tings ex­pe­ri­enced by Aus­tralian sol­diers. The AMCU in­tro­duces many im­prove­ments over the old uni­form in cut, fit and func­tion­al­ity and is be­ing rolled out to army units based on their level of de­ploy­ment-readi­ness and cur­rent op­er­a­tional com­mit­ments.

The uni­form in­cludes a com­bat shirt that re­duces the risk of over­heat­ing when wear­ing body ar­mour; a ma­ter­nity uni­form; and cold weather and wet weather items, and is de­liv­ered in a wider range of uni­forms.

The reg­i­ment’s man­date is to pro­vide re­con­nais­sance and sur­veil­lance ca­pa­bil­i­ties in sup­port of whole-of-Govern­ment bor­der pro­tec­tion op­er­a­tions.

Pic­ture: Tay­lar Amonini

Pil­bara Reg­i­ment Pri­vate Mark Tam­blyn in the new Aus­tralian multi-cam uni­form.

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