The 8th/7th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment (8/7 RVR) is an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.
The battalion usually parades from early February until mid December, taking part on parade nights (Tuesday 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.), with one weekend a month and a two week continuous training exercise taking place throughout the year.
Defence Reservists make a commitment to train and serve in the defence and protection of Australia. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is increasingly drawing on the skills and expertise of these part time military personnel to maintain the ADF’s capability.
Reservists have provided humanitarian relief to communities in Pakistan, Thailand, Rwanda and Somalia. They served alongside their full-time counterparts to increase security and stability in Timor-Leste and Bougainville. They are currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands.
Reservists fulfilled important security roles at the APEC Australia 2007 forum, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the Sydney Olympic and Paralympics Games, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
Reservists make a valuable contribution to the community, providing assistance in times of natural disasters such as floods, droughts and fires and in emergency rescue operations.
If you are interested in serving with the Army Reserve you are welcome to come in and speak to a recruiting officer or contact Defence Force Recruiting on 13 19 01.