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Medal recognition for personnel involved in the international coalition against terrorism.

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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon. Danna Vale, MP Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence


10 Apr 2002 MIN 136/02

MEDAL RECOGNITION FOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION AGAINST TERRORISM Australian Defence Force personnel serving as part of Australia’s commitment to the international coalition against terror (ICAT) will be recognised with the awarding of a new clasp Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence Danna Vale announced today.

"Australian personnel serving in Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and surrounding region, are playing a vital role in the global coalition against terror," Minister Vale said.

"They have received widespread international recognition for their efforts, and their achievements at sea, on land and in the air have brought great credit to themselves, to the Australian Defence Force, and to our nation.

"The Federal Government believes these men and women also deserve tangible recognition of their achievements, through the awarding of the Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ‘ICAT’."

The award will be issued under the following conditions:

service of one day or more by members of the ADF in forward areas with Operation ‘Slipper’, which commenced on 11 October 2001. This is subject to being allotted for service with the operation; or


service of 30 days or more, in the aggregate, in Diego Garcia from the period which commenced on 11 October 2001 in association with Operation ‘Slipper’; or


service of not less than an aggregate of 30 days, or 30 sorties, for official visits, inspections or occurrences of a temporary nature in connection with Operation ‘Slipper’; or


operational sorties will also qualify at the rate of one sortie into the forward areas by personnel allotted to Operation ‘Slipper’, or 30 sorties into Diego Garcia.


"Medals and clasps are a tangible way our grateful nation can give our thanks to the

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men and women who serve to protect our nation and our Australian way of life," Minister Vale said.

"Recognition of this service is also an important reminder to all Australians of the volatile nature of this campaign."

Application forms may be found at the Defence Internet site on:

and should be mailed to the ADF Medals Section as indicated on the form.

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