Joint Task Force Gold

Joint Task Force (JTF) Gold[1][2] was the Australian Defence Force unit formed to provide security and general support for the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Paralympics which was held in Sydney, Australia. JTF Gold had a strength of over 4000 personnel drawn from all three services and was commanded by Brigadier Gary Byles. The JTF consisted of several unit sized elements, each responsible for specific security or general support.

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  1. ^ The counter-terrorism aspect of JTF Gold was referred to as JTF 643, and was handled (in part) by the Special Air Service Regiment.
  2. ^ The work of JTF Gold was referred to as Operation Gold - not to be confused with the US/UK Cold War intelligence gathering Operation Gold.