2nd MARITIME INTERCEPTION FORCE (MIF II)

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Operation DAMASK III

Australian Deployment Dates: 1 March 1991 to 15 July 2003.

AO: The Persian Gulf, the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea.

Purpose: Following the liberation of Kuwait, UN sanctions continued against Iraq because it continued to defy Security Council Resolutions.  HMAS Westralia remained in the Arabian Gulf supporting these sanctions and was replaced in mid June 1991 by HMAS Darwin. Subsequently, HMAS Sydney, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Parramatta rotated on approximately six-month deployments.

Deployed: 2,000 +. One Royal Australian Navy ship per rotation.

Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA) : Schedule 3; 1 March 1991 to 15 July 2003.

Service Type: Non-warlike.

Gazette: S408 of 18 Aug 98

Awards & Qualifying Periods: Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'KUWAIT'. Posted 7 days; Visitor / TDY - 30 days.


ASM 1988

ASM with Clasp
'KUWAIT'