Liberation of Kuwait, 1991
Awarded to U.A.E. troops which participated in the campaigns to liberate Kuwait in Gulf War II. The Emirates was the first Gulf state to propose combined military action to achieve the departure of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Ultimately, Emirati troops participated in the liberation of Kuwait City. Obverse:
Gilt circular medal, 38 mm. Outline map of Kuwait with prominent rays behind. At the lower left the arms of the U.A.E. with the crest on the eagle's chest enemeled. Suspended by a ring. Reverse:
Three-line inscription. Ribbon:
40 mm, nine (essentially) equal stripes: black, yellow, gre*en, white, red, white, green, yellow, black. Black 5 mm, yellow 4 mm, green 4 mm, white 4 mm, red 6 mm, white 4 mm, green 4 mm, yellow 4 mm, black 5 mm. Awards:
As far as can be determined, the following Emirati participation can be traced: ground and air contingent in the G.C.C. "Peninsula Shield" force. In total, an estimated 1,497 Emiratian troops served in the war, of whom 6 were killed. None were recorded as wounded in combat.