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Since the end of WW2 in 1945 Australia has been involved in numerous conflicts

The Korean War 1950-53 (Also called the forgotten war)

  • Australia provides 77 RAAF, the 3rd Battalion
  • 1,500 Australian casualties
  • Major Battles by Australia- Battle of Kapyong Valley

- Battle of Imjin River

The Malayan Emergency 1950-60 (Australias longest military commitment in history)

  • Australia provides air and infantry forces
  • 66 Australian casualties
  • Major Battles by Australia- Operation Termite

The Indonesian Confrontation 1963-66

  • Australia provides the 3rd Battalion
  • 29 Australian casualties
  • Major Battles by Australia- Naval Battle in Singapore Strait

The Vietnam War 1962-75 (Longest military involment in any war)

  • Over 60,000 Australians served during the war
  • 3521 Australian casualties
  • Major Battles by Australia- Battle of Long Tan

The First Gulf War 1990-91

  • Several naval frigates, a number of Australian military and aid personnel
  • No Australian casualties
  • No significant battles but many minor operations

The East Timorese Crises 1999-03

  • Australia provides 4,400 soldiers
  • 2 Australian casualties
  • No significant battles but many operations

The Iraq War 2003-09

  • Australia provides 2,000 troops with navy and air support
  • No Australian casualties
  • Major Battles by Australia- Battle of Route Bismarck

- Battle of Al Rumaythah

The Afghanistan War 2001- Present

  • Australia provides 1,500 troops
  • Present casualties as of 2011 29 dead and many wounded.
  • Major Battles by Australia- Battle of Chora

- Battle of Derapet

So over the course of these wars there have been 5147 Australian casualties.

There are however many smaller peace-keeping missions which have stirred small conflicts but arent known about much.

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Australia has been involved in World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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