New facilities at Campbell Barracks officially opened
New facilities at Campbell Barracks officially opened (1.11 mins)
Australian Army special operations soldiers from the Special Air Service Regiment were joined by Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, who officially opened the new Campbell Barracks headquarters and operations precinct at Swanbourne, Perth, on Friday, 11 May 2018. Phase One of the $223.5 million Campbell Barracks Redevelopment Project is now complete and the new facilities includes the new Colonel Leonard Arthur Eyles Operations Precinct, Pilgrims Mess all-ranks dining facility and upgrades to the Trooper Jonathan Church Gymnasium. When all works are complete in 2019, SASR personnel will have the modern, flexible, purpose-built facilities and infrastructure needed to support the unit’s vital national mission for the next 20 years. Campbell Barracks has been the home of the Army’s Special Air Service since its inception in 1957, and the old facilities were no longer of a suitable standard. The Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) is an Australian Army special operations unit providing the Australian Government with unique capabilities in support of the national interest. The SASR is a direct command unit of the Australian Army’s Special Operations Command. The SASR motto is ‘Who Dares Wins’, which is borrowed from the British Special Air Service and credited to its founder, David Stirling.
|Publish Date||14 May 2018|