UNITED NATIONS DISENGAGEMENT FORCE (UNDOF)

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Australia: 3 June 1974 to present.

Strength: Unknown. Quoted by the ADF as "a few".

Area of Operations (AO): Syria (including the Golan Heights) Amman - Jordan, Beirut Lebanon, Cairo & Ismalia Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE), Gaza, Damascus, Tiberius Israel, Naquoura, Nahariya, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Purpose: To supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria; to supervise the redeployment of Syrian and Israeli forces; and to establish a buffer zone, as provided in the Agreement on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian Forces of May 1974.

Comments: All Australian officers are unarmed have been detached from the UNTSO mission.

Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA) : Schedule 3; 3 Jun 1974 onward.

Service Type: Non-warlike.

Gazette: S102 of 27 Mar 01 and S418 of 4 Nov 02

Awards & Qualifying Periods:

ASM 1945 - 1975 ASM 1975 to Present UNTSO Medal
ASM 45-75 ASM 75 + UNTSO Medal