The International Force East Timor Medal

The Medal

The INTERFET Medal is a cast metal medal with the obverse having an outline map of East Timor and its territories, combined with an outline figure of the dove of peace with olive branch, surrounded by the words ‘INTERNATIONAL FORCE EAST TIMOR'. The reverse has the words ‘TOGETHER AS ONE FOR PEACE IN EAST TIMOR' around the circumference. 

The Ribbon The ribbon has a central red stripe, flanked by stripes of green, white and pale blue. The white, green and blue stripes represent the Navy, Army and Air Force, with dual representation of white for peace, blue for the sea surrounding East Timor and green for the regrowth of a new nation. The central red stripe represents the turbulent past of East Timor.

Australia in E.Timor

In 1999, Australia led the international force that saw the removal of the occupying Indonesian power from the former Portuguese territory of East Timor. To recognise the importance of this operation, the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) Medal was established in 2000. As well as being awarded to members of the ADF, the INTERFET Medal was offered by Australia to all countries that provided contingents to the International Force in East Timor.

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21.09 | 16:16

Our Association accepts all members who served in and around Malaya/Malaysia. Please send me unit histories so they may be put onto this website.

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21.09 | 14:04

Can you send them electronicaly ? If not, please send them to:-
Sec NMBVAATASINC
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Alternatively, phone me on (03) 6383 4677

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21.09 | 13:43

RUSTY FRASER
I was HQ 28 Comwel Bde, D&E Platoon from Sept 59 to May 62. I have some photos that I would not mind sharing with old mates.
Would like photos.

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21.09 | 09:37

Don't forget that 1 RAR served at Terendak Garrision Malaysia and Selerang Garrision.Singapore for a period of 2 1/2 Years Approx 1969/71.Cheers L/Cpl 2412472

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