UNITED NATIONS MINE CLEARANCE TRAINING TEAM PESHWAR (UNMCTT)
Australian Deployment Dates: 16 July 1989 to December 1993.
Strength: Approx 95 personnel. Between 4 - 9 Army field Engineers per rotation.
Area of Operations (AO): Afghanistan & Pakistan.
Purpose: To train Pakistan based Afghan refugees in mine and ordnance recognition and basic clearance
techniques. In January 1991, this broadened to include the planning and supervision of mine clearance activities in Afghanistan.
Comments: The UNMCTT originally consisted of contingents from nine countries, but only Australia remained by 1992. Its
activities are conducted under the auspices of the Geneva based UN Coordinator
for Afghanistan (UNOCA). In July 1993, Australia announced it would withdraw from HQ UNOCA and extracted its teams in December 1993.
Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA) : Schedule 3; 16 July 1989 to December 1993.
Service Type: Non-warlike.
Awards & Qualifying Periods:
- Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'PESHWAR'. Posted - 90 days; Visitor / TDY - N/A.
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: GN16 dated 26 April 1990
- United Nations Special Service Medal with Clasp 'UNOCA'. Force assigned - 90 days.
ASM with Clasp
Special Service Medal