Yoke for camouflage field webbing : Lance Corporal S McAliney, 1 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Place Africa: Somalia
Accession Number REL26130.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Canvas
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1990s
Conflict Somalia, 1992-1995

Private issue 'Auscam' pattern camouflage canvas yoke. The yoke is lined with a black blanket type material and has two pockets with velco seals in the chest area.

History / Summary

Associated with 185458 Lance Corporal Shannon McAliney. He was accidentally killed in Somalia on 2 April 1993, whilst on patrol with D Company, 1 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), on Operation Solace. Operation Solace was the Australian Defence Force's main contribution to humanitarian efforts in Somalia in 1992. The operation centred around the deployment of 1RAR Battalion Group to Humanitarian Relief Sector Baidoa in the Southern Central region of Somalia.