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Persian Gulf War - Periods and Operational Areas



Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf operational area included:

  • the Persian Gulf
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • the United Arab Emirates

The Persian Gulf was an operational area for Australian forces during the period 2 August 1990 to 9 June 1991 (both dates included). The full details of the operational area are shown in item 10, Schedule 2 of the VEA.     

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Iraq and Kuwait

Iraq and Kuwait were operational areas for Australian forces during the period 23 February 1991 to 9 June 1991 (both dates included).     

An operational area is an area specified in Column 1 for the period specified in Column 2 of Schedule 2 of the VEA to which a unit or individual have been allotted or deemed allotted for duty.