United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt

26 Jul 1979

The unit known as AUSTAIR, which Australia contributed to the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Egypt, flew its last operational mission. For the previous three years, the unit had been supporting ceasefire arrangements in the Sinai Desert between Egyptian and Israeli forces, but as the two countries had signed a peace agreement ending hostilities the UN mandate was not renewed after it expired on 24 July.