One of three Special Operations Command combat units, 2 Cdo Regt utilises the full extent of Australian Defence Force capabilities and weapons to conduct large-scale offensive operations.
Like the Special Air Service Regiment, 2 Cdo Regt personnel are specially selected, with commandos undergoing a rigorous selection process and training cycle before being given the privilege of wearing the unit’s famous sherwood-green beret.
Raised from the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR [Cdo]) in 2009, the 2 Cdo Regt became Australia’s first regular commando capability a decade ago.
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.
In May this year, the unit carried out a number of counterterrorism training exercises on various platforms and situations.
For a look at these capabilities, scroll through the image gallery above.