University of NSW Regiment Jacket & Belt


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University of NSW Jacket, adjustable belt with buttons and collar tabs which are maker marked by Swann & Hudson.  Chest width across front of jacket is approximately 45cm.

The University of NSW Regiment was founded as the NSW University of Technology Regiment in 1952.  The first regimental headquarters were in Mews Street, Ultimo from 1952.  It was given a base on campus in High Street in 1954.  The regiment was renamed University of NSW Regiment (UNSWR) when the university changed its name in 1958.  In 1959, the regiment moved to a new specially built site on Day Avenue on campus.  The structure of the regiment reflected an infantry battalion.  Candidates who served as privates, lance corporals, corporals and sergeants could then be commissioned in the Army Reserve.

The Uni Regiment became allied to a British Army regiment in 1964 and this is now with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Queen’s & Royal Hampshires.)  In 1991 the structure changed to a training unit with the introduction of dedicated officer commissioning training.  In 2008 UNSWR transferred to under the command of the 8th Brigade and now incorporates 5th Brigade training.  In 2018 UNSWR was directed by the Headquarters of the 2nd Division to assume responsibility for all recruit and initial employment training soldier management and training for the Army Reserve in NSW.   They are now the third largest unit in the Australian Army.