Presentation brassard : MSA Brolga, Peace Monitoring Group, Bougainville

Accession Number REL29020
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cotton, Metal
Maker Unknown
Date made 1999
Conflict Period 1990-1999
PNG [Bougainville] (PMG), 1998-2003

Peace Monitoring Group brassard signed by the then Commander of PMG, Brigadier Simon Willis. His inscription reads 'Captain & Crew of MSA Brolga Thank you all for your commitment and friendship. Simon Willis BRIG COMD PMG 14 Sep 99'. Originally framed - this has now been removed. Accompanied by a 155mm x 57mm piece of paper which was originally taped to the rear of the frame. This reads: 'BRASSARD / Worn by the Peace Monitoring Group, Bougainville 1999 / Presented to MSA Brolga'.

History / Summary

The Auxiliary Minesweeper MSA Brolga was operated by the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Peace Monitoring Group (PMG) in Bougainville. Brolga was retired from RAN service in 2003.