The present rotation of Rifle Firm Butterworth (RCB) welcomed the chance to coach with the Royal Thai Military (RTA) on Train Chapel Gold 2022, the primary time the train has run since 2019 because of COVID-19. It concerned Australian troopers from RCB rotation 136, predominantly made up of personnel from the Australian Military’s 1st Armoured Regiment; seventh Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; 1st Fight Engineer Regiment; and members of the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment of the RTA. The RTA hosted the 11-day train in Nakhon Sawan province all through August.

Officer Commanding RCB 136 Main Lachlan Joseph of the first Armoured Regiment mentioned,”The train was a implausible alternative to additional improve interoperability between two extraordinarily skilled army forces. The coaching program included anti-armoured stalk ways, tactical fight casualty care, counter-insurgency coaching, jungle survival actions and close-quarter battle coaching and fight taking pictures, and culminated in a mixed area coaching exercise.”


Main Normal Suriya Eiamsulo, third Military Space Deputy Commander, arms the Rifle Firm Butterworth pennant to Defence Attache to Thailand, Colonel Stephen Fomiatti, through the closing ceremony of Train Chapel Gold 2022 in Nakhon Sawan Province, Thailand. (Photograph by Corporal Cameron Pegg/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

Lieutenant Felicity Maher, of the first Armoured Regiment mentioned,”The train was a spotlight of her time at RCB. I’ve been actually trying ahead to coaching with the Royal Thai Military, notably the jungle survival coaching. It’s all the time an ideal hit.”

“Throughout the area coaching element of the train a platoon from the 2nd Infantry Battalion RTA connected to RCB and a platoon from RCB connected to the Thai firm. This was an ideal alternative for the troopers to make new mates and strengthen the connection between Thailand and Australia,” The 2nd/thirtieth Coaching Group’s Regimental Sergeant Main, Warrant Officer Class One Neil Edwards mentioned.

The RCB troopers have been trying ahead to immersing themselves in Thai tradition with their Thai counterparts. xercise Chapel Gold is extremely valued by the Australian Military as an annual coaching exercise that will increase army interoperability and cultural understanding via shared studying. Following the train, the Australian contingent visited Kanchanaburi Province and the Hellfire Cross Memorial Museum, commemorating the location the place 1362 Australians perished through the constructing of the Thai-Burma railway.

A Royal Thai Army engineer helps Australian Army soldiers, from Rifle Company Butterworth 136, identify different IED's during Exercise Chapel Gold 2022 in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.
A Royal Thai Military engineer helps Australian Military troopers, from Rifle Firm Butterworth 136, determine completely different IED’s throughout Train Chapel Gold 2022 in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.(Photograph by Corporal Cameron Pegg/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)