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Operation BANNER

Australia: 8 October 1993 - 4 October 1999

AO: Cambodia and the areas of Laos and Thailand that are not more than 50 kilometres from the border with Cambodia

CMAC was established during the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1992, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 880/93, in order to assist the safe return of thousands of refugees to their homelands across the country. Recognizing that the large number of landmines and UXO across Cambodia was a significant threat to post conflict reconstruction and continuing development, CMAC became an autonomous national organization in 2000 and developed a series of programs including landmine awareness, landmine field information, landmine and UXO clearance and training in landmine clearance to achieve the safe transition to peace and security for the people of Cambodia.

CMAC carries out its mandate by providing mine awareness training to the people of Cambodia and by conducting minefield, and unexploded ordnance, survey, marking and clearance operations. For more information on CMAC today:

Deployed: 6-8 Army Officers, Warrant Officers and SNCOs on 6 month rotations. Estimated total of 40.
Note: The ADF provided personnel to the United Nations Military Liaison Team in addition to the CMAC.

Veterans’ Entitlements Determination dated 21st June 2000: Non-warlike Service.

Awards: Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'Cambodia' ; UNDP personnel received the United Nations Special Service Medal (UNSSM) with Clasp 'CMAC'.

ASM 1988
ASM with Clasp