Operation Tanager

Date from 18 February 2000
Date to 31 May 2000
Place East Timor
Category Operation
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Alternative Names
  • Operation Tananger
  • Stabilise
  • Tanager

After the success of INTERFET with the securing of East Timor and the enclave of Oecussi, Australia contributed an Infantry Battalion Group force to the western border region (Sector West) of East Timor to prevent insurgency operations by the Aitarak Militia forces and under command UN Peacekeeping Force (PKF) Headquarters. Australia also contributed a Communications Management Team working to the PKF HQ providing telecommunications, telephone, data and communications infrastructure installations and management. Additionally Logistical units were provided under command of the Australian National Command Element.
Killed: Corporal Stuart Jones, 2 Cavalry Regiment, RAAC, August 2000.

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