1 RAR Association Incorporated

Somalia MUC

President Jim Masters signed a submission to the DHAAT re the award of 1RAR a MUC for service in Somalia. 

The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal (DHAAT) is directed to inquire into and report on recognition of Australian Defence Force (ADF) units that served in Somalia between 1992 and 1995.

The Tribunal is ‘to examine relevant evidence and consider whether it is appropriate that any Australian units that served in Somalia be awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) or another form of further recognition for service’.

This submission is made by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) Association. The submission seeks recognition for the 1RAR Battalion Group (1RAR Group) that deployed to Somalia in December 1992 and returned in May 1993. The submission seeks the award of the MUC based upon the contention that the 1RAR Group provided sustained outstanding service during the deployment.