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Old 10-31-2018, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Legbreaker View Post
If I can get my grubby hands on it an ANZAC sourcebook incorporating forces deployed to SE Asia, Korea and Cypress (apparently there was a UN contingent of peacekeepers there circa 1996-97 according to a colour plate in the NATO book) just might be possible.
Cyprus has hosted a UN contingent (UNFICYP) since 1964:
The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is a United Nations peacekeeping force that was established under United Nations Security Council Resolution 186 in 1964 to prevent a recurrence of fighting following intercommunal violence between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and to facilitate a return to normal conditions. The current force commander is Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir (Bangladesh), (UNFICYP) Force Commander of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.[1]

Following the 1974 Greek Cypriot coup d'état and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) extended and expanded the mission to prevent the dispute turning into war, and UNFICYP was redeployed to patrol the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus and assist in the maintenance of the military status quo. Since its establishment, the force has also worked in concert with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and representatives of the two communities to seek an amicable diplomatic solution to the Cyprus dispute.

Initially, UNFICYP consisted of military and civilian contingents drawn from Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. However, over its long history the force has been the subject of various UNSC resolutions and reorganisations, and currently comprises contingents from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, El Salvador, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
So, there were at one point 2-300 Australians in Cyprus. In addition to troops, there are also some civilian police officers.

Or did you just leak that there are covert contingents of Australian troops in various cypress swamps across the southern US?

Hmmm. Have the FBI look for patterns of beer theft...

Uncle Ted
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