Battle Honour - Eastern Shah Wali Kot

Posted 2013

On 10 May 2013 the Chief of Army, Major General David Morrison, AO presented SASR with a Battle Honour for the actions of force elements from the Regiment in the battle of Eastern Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan in June 2010.

The Regiment shares this Battle Honour with 2 Commando Regiment. This is the first Battle Honour awarded to an Australian Army unit since the Vietnam War. The former Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, and other political and Defence Force dignitaries attended the private ceremony held within Campbell Barracks.