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Instrument for Allotment of Persons under the Veterans'

Document

Region:Borneo: Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei (Emerg/Conf)

Operation Name:Not specified - Schedule 2 Item 6

Service Type:Allotted for Duty

Period:8 December 1962 – 16 August 1964

Qualifying Service:              Yes

VEA Reference:S.5B(2)(a)

Status:              Current

Date Signed:13 August 2002

Note that the period specified for 28 Commonwealth Brigade (Australian Component) and FARELF (Australian Component) for this instrument do not match the dates in Item 6.  These units are not covered under item 6. This appears to be an administrative error. For coverage for these units please see Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei in the Table of Contents (select Allotted for Duty, Schedule 2 Item 7) and Malay/Thai Border (select Allotted for Duty, Schedule 2 Item 5). Further information regarding Item 7 may be found in the History Library.

Entitlements Act 1986

Sarawak Sabah and Brunei 8 December 1962 to 16 August 1964
Schedule 2 Item 6

1.This instrument is issued by the Defence Force under subsection 5B(2) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 ("the Act") for use by the Repatriation Commission in determining a person's eligibility for entitlements under the Act.

2.The instrument for determining eligibility under the Act that was made by C. A. Ritchie Rear Admiral, AM, RAN Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Force on 28 December 2000 in relation to units or parts of units of the Defence Force that were attached to the Far East Strategic Reserve at any time during the period from and including 8 December 1962 to 16 August 1964 is revoked with effect from 1 January 2001 and is not to be taken to have any legal effect or operation in relation to the making of any decision under the Acton or after 1 January 2001.

3.Each unit or part of a unit of the Defence Force identified in. the Schedule belowwas allotted for duty in the operational area described in Item 6 of column 1 of Schedule 2 of the Act for the period specified in column 2 of the Schedule opposite the unit.

Schedule

Column 1

Column 2

From

To

Australian Defence Force personnel seconded to the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces

8 Dec 1962

16 Aug 1964

Australian Army

7 Field Squadron

Detachment 20 Field Park Squadron

Detachment 32 Small Ships Squadron

Detachment 4 Water Transport Troop

201 Signal Squadron redesignated 121 Signal Squadron

7 Field Squadron Signal Detachment

Detachment 30 Port Squadron

28 COMWEL BDE (Australian Component)*

FARELF (Australian Component)*

27 Apr 1964

19 May 1964

05 May 1964

05 May 1964

29 Nov 1963

25 May 1964

25 May 1964

17 Aug 1964

17 Aug 1964

16 Aug 1964

16 Aug 1964

12 Aug 1964

05 Aug 1964

16 Aug 1964

16 Aug 1964

11 Jul 1964

11 Aug 1966

11 Aug 1966

*This includes all 28 COMWEL BDE and FARELF Units that had an Australian Component

Royal Australian Navy

HMAS Curlew

2 Jun 1964

16 Aug 1964

HMAS Gull

6 May 1964

16 Aug 1964

HMAS Hawk

6 May 1964

16 Aug 1964

HMAS Parramatta

26 May 1964

26 Jun 1964

HMAS Snipe

2 Jun 1964

16 Aug 1964

HMAS Sydney

24 May 1964

26 Jun 1964

HMAS Yarra

28 May 1964

8 Jun 1964

This determination commences on 1 January 2001.

Dated this 13th day of August2002

R.E. SHALDERS

Vice Admiral, RAN

Vice Chief of the Defence Force