Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal Report - Inquiry into recognition of service with the Commonwealth Monitoring Force - Rhodesia 1979-80
5 August 2011
The Government has today accepted the recommendation of the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal inquiry into recognition of service with the Commonwealth Monitoring Force –Rhodesia1979-80.
The Report recommended that the Australian Government take no action to award the Australian Service Medal to members of the Australian Defence Force who served with the Commonwealth Monitoring Force inRhodesiabetween December 1979 and March 1980.
Service inRhodesiais recognised with the Rhodesia Medal and Zimbabwe Independence Medal.
The inquiry into this matter and the Tribunal’s report demonstrates the Government’s commitment to the independent review of Defence honours and awards issues.
The Tribunal’s full report is available at www.defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au. Further information on Defence honours and awards is available at www.defence.gov.au/medals.
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