65th Australian Infantry Battalion (BCOF Japan)

About This Unit

Raised at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies in late 1945 to serve as one of three (65th, 66th and 67th)  Australian Infantry Battalions in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan.  These units later became the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment, the nucleus of the post-war regular Army.  All three were later to serve in Korea.


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