1987 reorganisation of the Army Reserve, involving a reduction in the
number of infantry battalions across Australia, brought about the I
inking of the 2nd and 17th Battalions and a public ceremony on 5
December of that year marked the presence of the new 2/17 RNSWR.
patterns of training, including overseas and major exercise
participation, have continued, whilst a significant contingent from the
battalion's Pipes and Drums took part in the British Army Scottish
Division's Beating Retreat in London in 1990.
April 1990 the unit provided noteworthy assistance in the Nyngan
area flood disaster relief.
December 1990 it was involved in Newcastle earthquake relief activity,
- 1995 it took a notable role in the major tri-Service 'Kangaroo'