Persian Gulf Conflict

23 Feb 1998

Air Commodore Alan Titheridge was announced as commander of an ADF contingent deployed to Kuwait in anticipation of renewed conflict with Iraq in the Persian Gulf. The Australian Government decided to support US forces by deploying a contingent of 110 Special Air Service (SAS) troops, along with two B-707 tanker/transport aircraft and 80 Air Force personnel. Although the Iraqi Government defused the crisis by agreeing to cooperate with UN inspectors looking for weapons of mass destruction, it was decided to retain coalition contingents in the area for the time being.

Related aircraft

  • 707