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Where did people deploy from?

Most personnel deployed as part of a Task Force or Team to complete a specific mission and were based on a standing Unit. Others deployed from disparate locations to supplement these groups or to fill individual positions in Australian or Coalition headquarters. Some were Reservists who not only left their families but their normal employment to support the Mission.

The number of Defence (Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service) veterans who deployed, by State or Territory of birth is as follows:

  • Queensland  - About 6500
  • New South Wales - About 10500
  • Victoria - About 6000
  • Tasmania - About 1300
  • South Australia - About 2900
  • Western Australia - About 2200
  • Northern Territory - About 400
  • Australian Capital Territory - About 750
  • Overseas born veterans - About 3900

The following information details the Force Elements that deployed from each city and unit:

Sydney

4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) (4 RAR (CDO))

 

  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation One
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Two
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Four
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Five
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Six
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eight
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nine

 

1st Commando Regiment (1 Cdo Regt)

  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eight
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nine
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eleven
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Fourteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eighteen
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Twenty

2nd Commando Regiment (2 Cdo Regt) - formerly 4RAR Cdo

  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Ten
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Twelve
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Thirteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Sixteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Sixteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Seventeen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eighteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nineteen
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Twenty

Incident Response Regiment (IRR)

  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Four
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Five
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Six
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Seven
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eight
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nine
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Ten
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eleven
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Twelve
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Thirteen

Special Operations Engineer Regiment (SOER)

  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Fifteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Fifteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eighteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nineteen

Special Operations Logistic Squadron (SOLS)

  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Seven

Canberra

Headquarters, Joint Operations Command (HQJOC)

  • HQJOC commanded all operations from Australia and provided individual support throughout the campaign.

Melbourne

While no Task Force groups came from Victorian based Units, these Units did provide individuals, including Reservists, to Task Forces and Headquarter positions throughout the campaign.

Hobart

While no Task Force groups came from Tasmanian based Units, these Units did provide individuals, including Reservists, to Task Forces and Headquarter positions throughout the campaign.

Adelaide

1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER)

  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - One

7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)

  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - One
  • 7 RAR Task Group
  • 2 CAV Task Group
  • 205 Corps Coalition Advisory Team - Rotation One (205 CAT-4)
  • 205 Corps Coalition Advisory Team - Rotation One (205 CAT-5)

Perth

Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)

  • Special Forces Task Force (first contingent)
  • Special Forces Task Force (second contingent)
  • Special Forces Task Force (third contingent)
  • Special Forces Task Force (fourth contingent)
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation One
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Two
  • Special Forces Task Group - Rotation Three
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Four
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Five
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Six
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Seven
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eight
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nine
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Ten
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Twelve
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Thirteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Fifteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Sixteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Seventeen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Eighteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Nineteen
  • Special Operations Task Group - Rotation Twenty

Darwin

1st Brigade (1BDE)

  • Combined Team Uruzgan CTU-1
  • Combined Team Uruzgan CTU-4
  • Combined Team Uruzgan CTU-5

1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - One
  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - Two

2nd Cavalry Regiment (2 Cav Regt)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - One
  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - One
  • 2 Cav Task Group
  • 205 Corps Coalition Advisory Team - Rotation One (205 CAT-5)

5/7 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5/7RAR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - One

5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - Two
  • Election Support Force

6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - One

7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)

  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - One

8/12 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (8/12 Regt RAA)

  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - One
  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - Four 

Townsville

1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)

  • Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force - Two
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Two

2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR)

  • Mentoring Task Force - Three
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Three

3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Four
  • 3 RAR Task Group (MTF-5)

3rd Brigade (3BDE)

  • Combined Team Uruzgan CTU-2

3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER)

  • Mentoring Task Force - Three
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Three

4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (4 Regt, RAA)

  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - Two
  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - Five 

5th Aviation Regiment (5 Avn Regt)

  • Aviation Support Element - Rotation one
  • Aviation Support Element - Rotation two
  • Rotary Wing Group - Three
  • Rotary Wing Group - Four
  • Rotary Wing Group - Five
  • Rotary Wing Group - Six
  • Rotary Wing Group - Seven
  • Rotary Wing Group - Eight

6 Engineer Support Regiment (6ESR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Four

Brisbane

139 Signals Squadron (139 Sig Sqn)

  • Mentoring Task Force - One

1st Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (1 Regt, RAA)

  • Mentoring Task Force - One
  • 3 RAR Task Group (MTF-5)
  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - Three
  • RAA Troop Afghanistan - Six 

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Two
  • Mentoring Task Force - One
  • 3 RAR Task Group (MTF-5)

2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (2/14LHR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Two
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Three
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Four
  • Mentoring Task Force - One
  • 3 RAR Task Group (MTF-5)

3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Three

6 Engineer Support Regiment (6ESR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Four

6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)

  • Reconstruction Task Force - Three
  • Reconstruction Task Force - Four
  • Mentoring Task Force - One

7 Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB)

  • Mentoring Task Force - One

7th Brigade (7BDE)

  • Combined Team Uruzgan CTU-3

8th/9th, The Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR)

  • Mentoring Task Force - Four
Last updated
4 December 2016
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