Infantry Combat Badge: Lance Corporal S McAliney, 1 RAR

Place Africa: Somalia
Accession Number REL48082
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Oxidised Copper
Location Main Bld: Peacekeeping & Recent Conflicts Gallery: PK/RC room: Somalia
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1990s
Conflict Somalia, 1992-1995

Oxidised 'antique' copper Infantry Combat Badge. The badge is a wreath overlain by a vertically aligned bayonet.

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.