Adelaide - Edinburgh Defence Precinct

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Edinburgh Defence Precinct is a key national defence research, manufacturing and sustainment hub housing RAAF Base Edinburgh, Defence Science and Technology and major defence companies.

The precinct consists of four sites and more than 6,500 personnel and is South Australia’s largest defence establishment which is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation. The four sites are: RAAF Base Edinburgh, Defence Science and Technology – Edinburgh, Edinburgh Parks and the Woomera Range Complex.

Over the past 10 years the precinct has become a major intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) hub for the Australian Defence Force with Air Warfare Centre, 92 Wing, and 1 Remote Sensor Unit located at the base. It also has a strong electronic warfare presence with Joint Electronic and 462 Squadron located at the precinct.

The Salvation Army Red Shield Defence Service set up its work here with the re-location of 7 RAR from Darwin to Adelaide in 2011. Additionally since late 2017, 1st Armoured Regiment and 1 Combat Support Services Team are also housed here.  Edinburgh Defence Precinct has three RSDS representatives, Auxiliary Lieutenant Vaughan Agnew (Officer in Charge), Captain Peer Cathcart and Captain Gai Cathcart. Vaughan is responsible for 1 Armoured and Peer and Gai are attached to 7RAR and 1CSST.

Vaughan can be contacted on 0417 553 471 or

Peer can be contacted on 0438 387 932 or

Gai can be contacted on 0421 111 304 or

Adelaide Team

Capt. Peer Cathcart, Capt. Gai Cathcart and Aux Lt. Vaughan Agnew


If you would like to donate funds to Red Shield Defence Services, Adelaide, please direct deposit to the following account:

BSB 833 205

Account 20369170

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