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3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

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Capbadge of the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Parachute) (3 RAR) is a parachute infantry battalion of the Australian Army, based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney. 3 RAR was initially formed in 1945 as the 67th Battalion and has seen active service in Japan, Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Iraq. The Battalion is a rapid deployment light infantry unit which makes up a major part of Australia's Ready Deployment Force.