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C30/1996 END DATE FOR OPERATIONAL SERVICE FOR ADF PERSONNEL WHO SERVED IN SOMALIA
DATE OF ISSUE: 15 APRIL 1996
END DATE FOR OPERATIONAL SERVICE FOR ADF PERSONNEL WHO SERVED IN SOMALIA
This instruction is to advise the end date for all Australian personnel who served in Somalia as 30 November 1994.
Service by members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with the United Nations in Somalia as part of Australia's contribution to Operation RESTORE HOPE and the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM) was approved as Operational Service by the Department of Defence and is effective from 20 October 1992. Departmental Instruction B35/93 refers.
From 20 October 1992, service in Somalia for ADF members deployed to the area was declared as operational service for the purpose of benefits under the VEA. All Australian personnel serving in Somalia were withdrawn by 30 November 1994. Consequently, an amendment to the VEA was made. This amendment inserted a cessation date, for service in Somalia as an operational area, of 30 November 1994 in Column 2 of item 14 of Schedule 2. The amendment was given Royal Assent on 17 October 1995 and will be reflected in the next reprint of the VEA.
Department of Defence has provided copies of the Instruments of Allotment for ADF personnel who served in Somalia. These constitute nominal rolls and have been formatted, for convenience purposes, into alphabetical listings. For privacy reasons these have been sent under separate cover to Directors, Benefits, all States.
Action will be taken to incorporate the end date for Somalia on CCPS as soon as practicable.
W R MAXWELL