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UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara MINURSO Miniature

Miniature £11.00 (Inc. Vat)

Description

UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara MINURSO Miniature.

Date: 1991-

Campaign: UN Iraq Kuwait Observation Mission. Read more on the Official United Nations Peacekeeping Missions website; MINURSO Official Page

Branch of Service: UN forces.

Ribbon: Ribbon has a broad sandy centre flanked by stripes of UN blue.

Description: (Obverse) the wreathed globe emblem surmounted by the letters UN; (reverse) inscribed “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE”.

Nil clasp
  • Mention in Despatches (MiD) single bronze oak leaf (pre 1994)
  • Mention in Despatches (MiD) silver oak leaf (post 1994)
  • Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (QCBC) single bronze oak leaf (pre 1994)
  • Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air (QCVSA) single bronze oak leaf (pre 1994)
  • Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB) silver laurel leaves (post 1994)
  • Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air (QCBA) silver wings (post 1994)
  • Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) silver oak leaves (post 1994)
Nil engraving

Additional information

INFO

Source – http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/sites/medals/minurso.htm

MINURSO was established in May1991, to enable the people of Western Sahara to choose freely between integration with Morocco or independence.

The medal has a very wide central band of a sandy brown colour, representing the Sahara Desert, with two narrow bands of UN blue at either end. Ninety days of qualifying time is required for the award.

To date, the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America Uruguay and Venezuela provided troops or observers to this Mission. At this point, MINURSO remains in a purely observation role. However, at some point, it may expand to accomplish its prime mandate, at which time, the numbers of troops and contributing countries may increase.

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