Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) John M Sanderson, Force Commander of the Military Contingent of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) greets members of the Royal Malaysian ...
ID numberP03258.002
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
MakerSmith, Heide
Place madeCambodia
Date made1993
DescriptionLieutenant General (Lt Gen) John M Sanderson, Force Commander of the Military Contingent of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) greets members of the Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF), part of the Malaysian Contingent to Cambodia, at Phnom Penh Airport. Known as the RMAF Technical Specialist Group (TESPEG), the group consisted of Air Traffic Controllers, Fire Fighters and Base Operation personnel tasked with contributing to UNTAC's aerial operations requirements. Malaysia committed a total of 1,090 military personnel to the UNTAC operation, including eight Sikorsky S-61 helicopters and a Ranger Battalion, one of 34 countries to commit troops.