TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the world of firearms through a camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, selected pictures, a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. Today we’re looking at Australian Army special operations combat engineers. They and other technical specialists from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney, offer unique and vital technical enablement skills to the Australian Defence Force’s special operations capability.
The Special Operations Engineer Regiment was established in 2012 from the Incident Response Regimen. The unit’s motto is ‘Inter Hastas et Hostes’, which is Latin for ‘Between spears and enemies’, signifying the traditional sapper (or combat engineer) role and the enduring unit requirement to operate in the dangerous space between enemy forces and own troops.
An Australian Army special operations forces combat team featuring Special Operations Engineer Regiment reinforcement training cycle personnel clear a building of threats as part of a training activity at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney.
An Australian Army special operations force soldier from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment examines a suspicious package for explosive devices as part of a training activity at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney.
Photos and captions by CPL Sagi Biderman, Australian Department of Defence. https://www.defence.gov.au