UNITED NATIONS ADVANCED MISSION IN CAMBODIA (UNAMIC)

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Operation GOODWILL

Australia: 20 October 1991 to March 1992.

Strength: 65 Personnel.

Area of Operations (AO): Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. The latter two no further than 50km from the Cambodian border.

Purpose: UNAMIC was established in October 1991 to assist the Cambodian Parties to facilitate communications between the military headquarters of the four Cambodian Parties in matters relating to the cease-fire and to undertake a mine-awareness training role. Subsequently, this mandate was extended to include training in mine clearance and the initiation of a de-mining programme. The mandate for this Mission expired in March 1992 with the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.

Comments: Australia contributed a 65-strong communications unit primarily from the 2nd Signals Regiment. Although originally awarded the Australian Service Medal, this was revised and the award was upgraded to the Australian Active Service Medal.

Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA) : Schedule 2; 20 October 1991 to March 1992.

Service Type: Warlike.

Gazette: S102 of 27 Mar 01

Awards & Qualifying Periods:
AASM 1988

AASM with Clasp
'CAMBODIA'
UNAMIC Medal

UNAMIC Medal