Force Communications Unit concludes in Middle East
17 July 2014
Personnel from Force Communications Unit-10 (FCU-10) have concluded a highly successful eight-month deployment to Operation SLIPPER with a medal parade at Camp Baird.
The Force Communications Unit was an ADF joint unit primarily made up of Army and Air Force personnel augmented by a small number of Navy communicators deployed across the Middle East Region.
FCU was responsible for the provision of national command and welfare communications and information systems to Joint Task Force 633, supporting National Command and Control Force Elements for Operations SLIPPER, MANITOU and ACCORDION.
The Force Communications Unit commenced operations in September 2008 – and has been replaced by the Force Communications Element.
Commanding Officer FCU-10, Lieutenant Colonel Ana Duncan, praised her Unit’s efforts after more than eight months away from home.
“The medal parade is the culmination of 259 days deployed as JTF633 communicators and is the final hurrah to the men and women who came together in August 2013 to become the entity that is known today as FCU-10,” she said.
“This team is the last of its name to serve in the Middle East as part of Operation SLIPPER and they can all hold their heads high for their highly professional efforts across all our bases.”
The FCU-10 was mounted by the 1st Signals Regiment from Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
Twenty-seven units were represented in FCU-10.