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Award of Meritorious Unit Citation

  • Gazette - C2019G00656
Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 25 Jul 2019

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                Government House

                                                                                                                   CANBERRA  ACT  2600

                                                                                                                        25 July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION

 

 

The Governor-General is pleased to announce the following award of the Meritorious Unit Citation:

 

 

AUSTRALIAN SERVICE CONTINGENTS 1 and 2

 

For sustained outstanding service in warlike operations as part of the United Nations
Assistance Mission in Rwanda II on Operation TAMAR, over the period July 1994 to
March 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By His Excellency’s Command

 

Paul Singer MVO

Official Secretary to the Governor-General


 

AUSTRALIAN SERVICES CONTINGENTS 1 AND 2

MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION

 

For sustained outstanding service in warlike operations as part of the United Nations
Assistance Mission in Rwanda II on Operation TAMAR, over the period
July 1994 to March 1996.

Australian Services Contingents 1 and 2 provided medical support and security to civilians during one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century.  Under challenging and distressing circumstances, the Contingents displayed exceptional determination and compassion as they delivered medical treatment for wounded and ill civilians and coordinated disease prevention.  The discipline and courage demonstrated during, and in the aftermath of the Kibeho Massacre, saved hundreds of civilian lives and enhanced Australia’s reputation throughout the international community.  The tireless efforts, commitment and resolve of Australian Services Contingents 1 and 2 were in the finest tradition of the Australian Defence Forces.