2nd Commando Regiment
2nd Commando Regiment (2 Cdo Regt) is one of three combat-capable units within Special Operations Command.
2 Cdo Regt was established on 19 June 2009 when it was raised from 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4 RAR (Cdo)), becoming Australia's first regular commando capability.
This development was conducted through a period of continuous operational tasking with collective deployments to Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout these operations, 2 Cdo Regt served with distinction, most notably receiving the Unit Citation for Gallantry for its service as a part of the Special Operations Task Group in 2005-2006.
The 2 Cdo Regt regimental badge was created to reflect the history and traditions of Australian commandos and the offensive nature of the unit. The centre feature of the badge is a silver Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, universally recognised as the symbol of a special forces unit. It is backed by the blackened double diamonds, representative of the felt colour patches worn on Australian commando uniforms of World War II. The unit motto is included in a gold scroll ‘Foras admonitio’, latin for 'Without warning', which highlights not only the challenges of modern warfare, but the modus operandi of the 2nd Commando Regiment.