11th Brigade (Australia)

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11th Brigade
11 Brigade Insignia
Active 1916–present
Country Australia Australia
Allegiance HM Queen Elizabeth II
Branch Australian Army Emblem.JPG Australian Army
Type Reserve
Size 100 (Active)
2,700 (Reserve)
50 (Civilian)[1]
Part of 2nd Division
Headquarters Townsville

The 11th Brigade is an Australian Army brigade which currently comprises most Australian Army Reserve units located in Queensland. The Brigade was first formed in early 1916 as part of the 3rd Division and saw action during World War I and World War II. The current commander of the 11th Brigade is Brigadier William "Bill" Date.

Brigade Structure

Currently 11 Brigade is an Army Reserve formation under command of the 2nd Division. Its deployable force element, trained during the Ready year, is known as Battlegroup CANNAN. This is named after Major General James Harold Cannan, the 11th Brigade commander during WW1. The Brigade Structure is given below

  • Headquarters 11th Brigade (HQ 11 Bde)
  • 9th Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment (9 RQR)
  • 25/49th Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment (25/49 RQR)
  • 31/42nd Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment (31/42 RQR)
  • 11th Engineer Regiment (11 ER)
  • Queensland University Regiment (QUR)
  • 11th Combat Service Support Battalion (11 CSSB)
  • 141 Signals Squadron (141 Sig Sqn)

Brigade Locations

Headquarters 11th Brigade

  • Townsville and Enoggera

9th Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment

  • Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gympie, Yandina, Caboolture, Enoggera

25/49th Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment

  • Wondai, Dalby, Roma, Toowoomba, Gatton, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Southport, Greenbank, Loganlea

31/42nd Battalion, The Royal Queensland Regiment

  • Cairns, Townsville, Ayr, Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela

11th Engineer Regiment

  • Enoggera, Greenbank, Townsville, Rockhampton

Queensland University Regiment

  • St Lucia (Brisbane), Townsville, Enoggera

11th Combat Services Support Battalion

  • Townsville

141 Signals Squadron

  • Townsville and Enoggera


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