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Photo by Leading Aircraftman Rodney Welch


Australian Special Forces performing a building clearance part of their demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


Special Operations Command – Australia demonstrated its counter-terrorist capabilities to 150 Australian and overseas delegates attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Australia 2007 Security Conference at Holsworthy on December 13th, 2006. Operators from the 4RAR (Cdo) Tactical Assault Group - East and the Incident Response Regiment provided static and dynamic displays of enhanced capabilities available to State security agencies should they require assistance in resolving a terrorist incident. APEC 2007 involves 100 days of meetings throughout Australia prior to the APEC Leaders meeting in Sydney. The display was part of a larger day-long activity that included demonstrations by the NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police.