Battle Group Samichon

ANZAC Battle Group

The ANZAC Battle Group is an Australian-led battle group deployed to Timor Leste as part of Operation Astute. The battle group was established in September 2006 and comprises several rifle companies, including a company from the New Zealand Army, and sub-units of other Australian Army units. The current rotation of the Battle Group is called Battle Group Samichon.


As at October 2007 there have been three rotations of the ANZAC Battle Group.

First Rotation

Second Rotation

Third Rotation

The Battle Group appears to have been renamed Battle Group Samichon for the current rotation

  • Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
    • Three rifle companies from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
    • Bravo Company, 2nd/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
    • Administration Company, Royal Australian Regiment
    • Mechanised Platoon, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
    • Elements, 4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery
    • Elements, 1st Military Police Battalion
    • Elements, 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment, Royal Australian Engineers
    • Elements, 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion
    • Elements, B Squadron, 5th Aviation Regiment
    • Troop, 1st Aviation Regiment


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