new guinea volunteer rifles & papua new guinea volunteer rifles ex-members association
Per angusta ad augusta (through trials to triumph)
Last modified - 23 May 2017
The PNGVR was an Australian CMF unit always commanded by a regular Army officer. There were 13 commanding officers from 1950 to 1973. PNGVR and NGVR were the only Australian volunteer Army Reserve units which were formed, served and disbanded overseas. They were at all times in the Australian Army Order of Battle, that is, they were front line units and were on continuous overseas service.