About Us

The Military History of Australia as told by you ….. find out how to contribute your knowledge!

 

This nations military history and Australians who have fought have seen numerous and at times changing roles over the last 200 years.  From a humble beginning when British marines arrived with the First Fleet to provide local security in 1788, Australia became responsible for her own security in 1870 after the colonies were granted self-governance.  Australians have served in the Maori Wars, the Sudan and Boer War prior to Federation in 1901, the First and Second World Wars as a Nation, numerous wars and peacekeeping duties; including Malaya, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia. Rwanda, the Gulf, East Timor, Iraq  and today  are currently deployed on operations in Afganistan.  One thing has remained constant, the men and women of the Australian Defence Force who have worn that sacred cloth, the uniform of our nation, serve and sacrifice on behalf of us all to maintain our Freedoms and way of life.

The purpose of Aussies at War is to tell the full and comprehensive history of the Australian Defence Force, to remember and commemorate individuals & units involved, to delve into why wars have begun and where they were fought,  to learn what effect weapons & equipment have on the battlefield and to understand the strategies & tactics employed.   The site is designed to engage a wide audience and create discussion, comments are welcome but you are encouraged to take part in the forums and if one doesn’t exist thats relevant, start a new one.  Without the contribution of like minded people, the site cannot continue to grow and develop into its full potential.  If you would like to step up a notch and become an author yourself on Aussies at War, send a request through in a forum or on the contact us page.

Aussies at War is run by Trevor Dixon, a former infantryman.  I commissioned in the general reserves (GRes) while at University, posted to 25th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (25 RQR), and later transfered between forces to serve in the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) as Assault Pioneer Platoon commander.  These days, I keep busy doing voluntary work in the defence community with The Royal Australian Regiment Corporation, Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA), and the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) as well as my local Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) sub-branch.