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Australian contribution to the 1991 Gulf War

Index Australian contribution to the 1991 Gulf War

Australia was a member of the international coalition which contributed military forces to the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. [1]

39 relations: Australian Army, Boeing 707, Bravo Two Zero, Clearance Diving Branch (RAN), Defence Intelligence Organisation, Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Gulf of Oman, Gulf War, Gulf War syndrome, HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Adelaide (FFG 01), HMAS Brisbane (D 41), HMAS Canberra (FFG 02), HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), HMAS Success (OR 304), HMAS Sydney (FFG 03), HMAS Westralia (O 195), Hospital ship, List of recent Australian warship deployments to the Middle East, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, No. 33 Squadron RAAF, No. 34 Squadron RAAF, No. 36 Squadron RAAF, No. 37 Squadron RAAF, Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations, Operation Habitat, Operation Provide Comfort, Persian Gulf, RBS 70, Royal Australian Air Force, Sikorsky S-70, Special Air Service Regiment, USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), 16th Air Land Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, 1st Commando Regiment (Australia), 2003 invasion of Iraq, 723 Squadron RAN, 816 Squadron RAN.

Australian Army

The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.

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Boeing 707

The Boeing 707 is a mid-sized, long-range, narrow-body, four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1958 to 1979.

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Bravo Two Zero

Bravo Two Zero was the call sign of an eight-man British Army SAS patrol, deployed into Iraq during the First Gulf War in January 1991.

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Clearance Diving Branch (RAN)

The Clearance Diving Branch is the diving unit of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) whose versatile role covers all spheres of military diving, and includes explosive ordnance disposal and maritime counter-terrorism.

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Defence Intelligence Organisation

The Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) is an Australian government military intelligence agency responsible for strategic intelligence and technical intelligence assessments, advising defence and government decision-making on national security and international security issues, and the planning and conduct of Australian Defence Force operations.

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Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) (now H125) is a single-engine light utility helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters).

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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark was a supersonic, medium-range interdictor and tactical attack aircraft that also filled the roles of strategic nuclear bomber, aerial reconnaissance, and electronic-warfare aircraft in its various versions.

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Gulf of Oman

The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (خليج عُمان khalīj ʿUmān; دریای عمان daryāye ʿUmān) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Gulf War syndrome

Gulf War syndrome (GWS), also known as Gulf War illnesses (GWI) and chronic multisymptom illness (CMI), is a chronic and multisymptomatic disorder affecting returning military veterans and civilian workers of the 1990–91 Gulf War.

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HMAS Adelaide

Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Adelaide, after Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.

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HMAS Adelaide (FFG 01)

HMAS Adelaide (FFG 01) was the lead ship of the of guided missile frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), based on the United States Navy's s. She was built in the United States and commissioned into the RAN in 1980.

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HMAS Brisbane (D 41)

HMAS Brisbane (D 41) was one of three ''Perth''-class guided missile destroyers to serve in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Canberra (FFG 02)

HMAS Canberra (FFG 02) was an ''Adelaide'' class guided missile frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Darwin (FFG 04)

HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), named for the capital city of the Northern Territory, is an ''Adelaide''-class guided-missile frigate, formerly in service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Success (OR 304)

HMAS Success (OR 304) is a ''Durance''-class multi-product replenishment oiler serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Sydney (FFG 03)

HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) was an ''Adelaide''-class guided-missile frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Westralia (O 195)

HMAS Westralia (O 195) was a modified ''Leaf'' class replenishment oiler which served with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1989 to 2006.

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Hospital ship

A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital.

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List of recent Australian warship deployments to the Middle East

The Royal Australian Navy has deployed ships to the Middle East over 57 times since 1990.

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).

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No. 33 Squadron RAAF

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No. 34 Squadron RAAF

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No. 36 Squadron RAAF

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No. 37 Squadron RAAF

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Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations

The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations is the official history of Australia's military and civilian involvement in peacekeeping since 1947 as well as military operations in the years after the end of the Cold War.

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Operation Habitat

The 1991 uprisings in Iraq were a series of anti-governmental intifada (rebellions) in Southern and Northern Iraq during the aftermath of the Gulf War in March–April 1991.

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Operation Provide Comfort

Operation Provide Comfort and Provide Comfort II were military operations initiated by the United States and other Coalition nations of the Gulf War, starting in April 1991, to defend Kurds fleeing their homes in northern Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War and deliver humanitarian aid to them.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf (lit), (الخليج الفارسي) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

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RBS 70

RBS 70 (Robotsystem 70, "robot" meaning "missile" in this context in Swedish) is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Sikorsky S-70

The Sikorsky S-70 is an American medium transport/utility helicopter family manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.

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Special Air Service Regiment

The Special Air Service Regiment, officially abbreviated SASR though commonly known as the SAS, is a special forces unit of the Australian Army.

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USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second to join the U.S. Navy's fleet.

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16th Air Land Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

The 16th Air Land Regiment is the Australian Army's only ground-based air defence unit.

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1st Commando Regiment (Australia)

The 1st Commando Regiment (1 Cdo Regt) is an Australian Army Reserve special forces unit part of Special Operations Command with an integrated structure of regular (full-time) soldiers and reserve (part-time) soldiers, which together with the full-time Australian Army 2nd Commando Regiment, provides the Commando capability to Special Operations Command.

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2003 invasion of Iraq

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).

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723 Squadron RAN

723 Squadron is a Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm squadron.

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816 Squadron RAN

816 Squadron is a Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm squadron that started out as a Royal Navy unit 816 Naval Air Squadron.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_contribution_to_the_1991_Gulf_War

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