Operation Restore Hope T-Shirt : Chief Petty Officer Signals Yeoman (CPOSY) D J Perryman, HMAS Tobruk
|Title||Operation Restore Hope T-Shirt : Chief Petty Officer Signals Yeoman (CPOSY) D J Perryman, HMAS Tobruk|
|Date made||c 1993|
Khaki cotton T-shirt printed on the front in blue and red, 'OPERATION RESTORE HOPE SOMALIA 1993'. The advertising logo of 'KILMANJARO MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER', showing an image of the mountain, is printed in blue, green and red on the back.
T-shirt purchased by Duncan John Perryman, RAN, while serving in Somalia in HMAS Tobruk. The shirts were produced by the Australian manager of the Kilimanjaro Mineral Springs water company, a Kenyan firm who supplied drinking water to the troops in neighbouring Somalia. UNOSOM II (United Nations Operation in Somalia) was the second phase of the United Nations intervention in Somalia. It ran from March 1993 until March 1995. UNOSOM II carried on from the US-controlled (but UN sanctioned) UNITAF, which had in turn taken over from the UNOSOM I mission.