Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal 1945-75

CLASPS ISSUED TO DATE

Berlin
FESR
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Kashmir
Korea
Middle East
PNG
SE Asia
Special Ops
SW Pacific
Thailand
W New Guinea

BERLIN

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with the 'Berlin Airlift' 26 Jun 48 30 Sep 49 30 days N/A S414 of 27 Oct 95

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FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve)

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with the Far East Strategic Reserve 2 Jul 55 31 Oct 71 30 days 30 days S122 of 3 Apr 95

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GERMANY

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service during occupation of Germany 9 May 45 19 Oct 51 30 days 30 days S408 of 18 Aug 98

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INDONESIA

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with UN Good Offices Commission 1 Aug 47 1 Jan 49 30 days 30 days S274 of 18 Jul 96
Service with UN Commission for Indonesia 1 Jan 49 30 Apr 51 30 days 30 days S274 of 18 Jul 96

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JAPAN

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) 3 Sep 45 28 Apr 52 30 days 30 days S498 of 1 Dec 97

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KASHMIR

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with UN mission in India/Pakistan 13 Aug 48 13 Feb 75 30 days 30 days S274 of 18 Jul 96

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KOREA

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with UN Commission in Korea 9 Jun 50 23 Jun 50 30 days N/A S102 of 27 Mar 01
Service with British Commonwealth Force Korea (BCFK) in Japan & Okinawa 29 Apr 52 26 Aug 57 30 days N/A S102 of 27 Mar 01
Service afloat & in air off Korea to 161 kms 28 Jul 53 26 Aug 57 30 days N/A S102 of 27 Mar 01
Ceasefire monitoring activities in Korea 28 Jul 53 26 Aug 57 30 days N/A S102 of 27 Mar 01
Service with UN Command (MAC) 27 Aug 57 13 Feb 75 30 days N/A S102 of 27 Mar 01

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MIDDLE EAST

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
UN Treaty Supervision Organisation 11 Jun 48 13 Feb 75 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01
UN Disengagement Observer Force 3 Jun 74 13 Feb 75 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01
Second UN Emergency Force 25 Oct 73 13 Feb 75 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01
UN Observation Group In Lebanon 11 Jul 58 9 Dec 58 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01
UN Yemen Observer Mission 4 Jul 63 4 Sep 64 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01
No 78 (F) Wing Malta 9 Jul 52 1 Dec 54 30 days 30 days S102 of 27 Mar 01

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PNG (Papua New Guinea)

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service in Papua New Guinea leading to Independence 3 Sep 45 16 Sep 75 30 days 30 days S74 of 30 Apr 09

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SE ASIA

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service on land in Malaysia (excluding Thai-Malay border when warlike) 1 Aug 60 & 12 Aug 66 16 Aug 64 & 14 Mar 75 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service on land in Singapore 1 Aug 60 & 12 Aug 66 16 Aug 64 & 14 Mar 75 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service on land in Thailand (excluding Ubon & Ban Kok Talat) 2 Jul 55 & 1 Sep 68 24 Jun 65 & 30 Oct 71 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service on land in Vietnam 2 Jul 55 30 Jul 62 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service on land in Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia 2 Jul 55 14 Mar 75 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service on RAN ships with ANZUK force 31 Oct 71 14 Mar 75 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01

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SPECIAL OPS

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service on Special Operations CDF specify (on or after 3 Sep 45) CDF specify (on or before 13 Feb 75) CDF to determine CDF to determine S102 of 27 Mar 01

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SW PACIFIC

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service on islands in SW Pacific area, Dutch East Indies, Burma & Malaya/Singapore 3 Sep 45 24 Nov 46 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
RAAF service on Morotai Island 25 Nov 46 10 Jul 48 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
RAAF service on Cocos Island with No 2 ACS 18 Nov 51 24 Jan 54 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
RAAF service on Bathurst, Champagny & Sir Graham Moore Islands with Long Range Navigation Stations 3 Sep 45 24 Nov 46 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Minesweeping service afloat with RAN in:
      waters off coast of China & SW Pacific 3 Sep 45 30 Dec 46 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
      all Australian waters 3 Sep 45 16 Aug 48 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
      Netherlands (Dutch East) Indies 25 Nov 46 30 Dec 46 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
      waters off Solomon Islands 25 Nov 46 16 Aug 48 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Bomb & mine clearance:
      coast of Queensland 3 Sep 45 31 May 50 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
      Solomon Islands 25 Nov 46 10 Nov 56 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01
Service with War Graves on Labuan, Ambon & Borneo Islands 25 Nov 46 20 Sep 47 30 days 30 days S230 of 29 Jun 01

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THAILAND

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Royal Thai AF Base Ubon 1 May 62 24 Jun 65 30 days 30 days Determination 4 Dec 12
OP CROWN

2 Field Troop, RAE at Ban Kok Talat in

1 May 62 24 Jun 65 30 days 30 days Determination 4 Dec 12

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W NEW GUINEA

OPERATION START DATE END DATE ALLOTED/ ASSIGNED VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY GAZETTAL NOTICE
Service with UNTEA 3 Oct 62 30 Apr 63 30 days 30 days S337 of 5 Sep 95

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