Australia: 11 July 1958 to 9 December 1958.
Area of Operations (AO): Lebanese border adjacent to Syria.
Purpose: To ensure that there was no illegal infiltration of personnel or supply of arms or other materiel across the Lebanese borders. After the conflict had been settled, tensions eased and UNOGIL was withdrawn.
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Comments: Australian members of UNTSO were seconded to UNOGIL and were unarmed.
Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA): Schedule 3; 11 July 1958 to 9 December 1958.
Service Type: Non-warlike.
Awards & Qualifying Periods:
- Australian Service Medal (ASM) (1945-1975) with Clasp 'MIDDLE EAST'. Posted - 30 days; Visitor / TDY - 30 days.
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: S 102 dated 27 March 2001
- UNTSO Medal. Force assigned - 6 months.