Past Commanding Officers

The Royal Western Australia Regiment -

List of Commanding Officers

 

1st Battalion, RWAR

1960 Brig. P Masel, OBE, ED

(Brigadier P. Masel, the last Commander of the 13th Infantry Brigade, was appointed to command the 1 RWAR Battle Group and 1 RWAR)

1961 Col. JB Roberts, MBE, ED

1963 Col. KD Howard, ED

1965 Lt-Col. L Thompson, ED

 

2nd Battalion, RWAR

1965 Lt-Col. D Collins, ED

11 th Battalion, RWAR

1966 Lt-Col. D Collins, ED

1967 Lt-Col. RD Mercer, ED

1970 Lt-Col. PS Cody

1972 Lt-Col. DE Leslie, ED

1974 Maj.    RE Hepworth, ED

 

11 th Independent Rifle Company, RWAR

1977 Maj. TJ Arbuckle

1979 Maj. NC Norris

1982 Maj. K Branson

1985 Maj. D Warren

1987 Maj. B Houliston

 

 11 th /28 th Battalion, RWAR

1987 Lt-Col. PL Sewell, RFD

1989 Lt-Col. D Warren, RFD

1991 Lt-Col. NC Norris, RFD

1994 Lt-Col. BM Cooke, RFD

1999 Lt-Col. S MacCarthy, RFD

2001 Lt-Col. JC Morrow

2003 Lt-Col. W Munnee

2005 Lt-Col. D Thompson

2008 Lt-Col. M Drover, CSM

2010 Lt-Col. S O'Connell

 

16 th Battalion, RWAR

1966 Lt-Col. L Thompson, ED

1968 Lt-Col. G Sharp, ED

1971 LT-Col. PM Smith, ED

1974 Lt-Col. WR Mawson, ED

1976 Lt-Col. NAJ Anderson

1979 Lt-Col. A Bartsch

1982 Lt-Col. JR Elliott, RFD

1985 Lt-Col. PL Sewell, RFD

1987 Lt-Col. A Pritchard, RFD

1990 Lt-Col. RG Cook, RFD

1992 Lt-Col. J Burrows

1994 Lt-Col. S Stanley RFD

1997 Lt-Col. G Hand, RFD

2002 Lt-Col. S Coggin

2004 Lt-Col. ME Page

2006 Lt-Col. M Redwood

2007 Lt-Col. S L' Estrange

2009 Lt-Col. D Jones

 

28 th Battalion, RWAR

1966 Lt-Col. KT Johnson, MBE,ED

1971 Lt-Col. RJ Everington, ED

1974 Maj. WR Mawson, ED

        Maj. LR Castlehow

 

28 th Independent Rifle Company, RWAR

1977 Maj. JR Elliott, ED

1981 Maj. PL Sewell

1982 Maj. R Nowak

1983 Maj. P Amey

1985 Maj. RG Cook

1986 Maj. BM Cooke, RFD