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


As at June 2009 there have been six rotations of the ANZAC Battle Group.

First RotationEdit

Second RotationEdit

Third RotationEdit

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

Fourth RotationEdit

Fifth RotationEdit

The Battle Group was renamed Battle Group Tiger for its rotation.

Elements included, but were not limited to:

Sixth RotationEdit

TLBG-VI was made up of elements from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.


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