The 5/6 Battalion RVR History Room is the custodian of the history and heritage of the unit and those that came before it, reaching back to 1865. The 5th/6th Battalion (“5/6 RVR”) is one of two battalions of the Royal Victoria Regiment, and is an infantry battalion of the Australian Army Reserve. The battalion can trace its lineage back to many units that existed prior to Federation, as well as units that fought during World War I and World War II and the battalion carries the battle honours of these units as a mark of respect. Today 5/6 RVR is part of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division and is based at various depots around Melbourne, Victoria. Recently, members from the battalion have been involved in deployments to East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Malaysia as part of Rifle Company Butterworth.
The 5/6 Battalion RVR History Room is the custodian of the history and heritage of the unit and those that came before it, reaching back to 1865.
The traditions, customs and experiences of infantry soldiers based in Melbourne are enshrined within the Battalion and the various Associations. It remains very much an important part of the City of Melbourne’s proud history. As a tribute to previous units, 5/6 RVR carries the following battle honours emblazoned on its colours.