UN Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC)

Context

This mission was established in October 1991 to assist the Cambodian Parties to facilitate communications between the military headquarters of the four Cambodian Parties in matters relating to the cease-fire and to undertake a mine-awareness training role. Subsequently, this mandate was extended to include training in mine clearance and the initiation of a de-mining program. The mandate for this Mission expired in March 1992 with the establishment of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.

Eligibility & Criteria

Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 01 October 1991 to 15 March 1992.

The UN strictly applies their medals policy and will not consider requests for initial issue of the UN medals that are submitted more than one year after repatriation from the mission area.

The qualifying service is not required for members killed or presumed killed while on assignment. In such cases, the medal may be awarded posthumously.

Description

A circular bronze alloy medal, 1.4 inches (35mm) in diameter.

On the obverse, the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the straight letters UN, both in bas-relief.

On the reverse, an inscription bearing the words, "IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE" in English (and only in English).

A 0.5 inch (12mm) bronze ring, which holds the ribbon, passes through a small hollow ball at the top of a claw joined to the top of the medal.

The ribbon contains a white central stripe flanked by dark blue, gold and red stripes, representing the Cambodian flags. These are bordered on either side by a band of UN blue.

 

Bar(s)

There is no bar to this medal.

Wearing

The medal shall be worn in sequence prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, and in the following manner:

on the left breast, suspended from the ribbon described above, after the UNPROFOR medal and before the UNTAC medal.

Postnominals

The use of a post-nominal is not authorized for this medal.

Historical Notes

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