MULTINATIONAL MILITARY DEPLOYMENT KUWAIT

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Operation POLLARD

Australia: 15 Feb 1998 – 1 October 2001.

AO: All sea, airspace and land North and West from 5 deg 00 min S 68 deg 00 min E and encompassing the outer boundaries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and Kenya.

As tensions grew high between Saddam Hussein and American President Bill Clinton during the simmering Gulf Conflict, the Australian Government was requested to provide military assistance to the United States-led Coalition Force in the Middle East.

Deployed: 1 x B707 Air Refuellers and crews, SAS Squadron, one ADF liaison officer. Total approx 200.

Veterans’ Entitlements Determination dated 17 September 2001: Non-warlike Service.

Awards & Qualifying Periods: Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'IRAQ'. Alloted 7 days/ Assigned 30 days.
ASM 1988
ASM with Clasp
'IRAQ'