Peacekeeping – Mogadishu, Somalia

28 Oct 1992

The first 11 personnel of a 30-strong Movement Control Unit supplied from the Australian Defence Force (including eight Air Force members) arrived in Mogadishu to begin support for the peacekeeping force known as United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). Later, in October that year, the Australian presence was bolstered by the arrival of 10 Air Force Air Traffic Controllers who were to assist with running operations at Mogadishu’s airport. The ADF contingent was withdrawn in November 1994 after two years service.