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    France in Somalia

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    Dear Gentlemen,


    Brief history:

    - "United Nations Operation in Somalia" (UNOSOM) from April 1992 to December 5, 1992. Missions, securing humanitarian aid and monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire

    - "Unified Task Force / Unified Intervention Force" (UNITAF) from December 5, 1992 to May 4, 1993 (code name "Operation Restore Hope)

    - "Operation Oryx" (100% French) from December 5, 1992 to April 1993 concomitant with "Operation Restore Hope"

    - "United Nations Operation in Somalia II" (UNOSOM II) from March 26, 1993 to March 28, 1995 (French participation from May 1993 to December 15, 1993)


    The medal  UNOSOM I & UNOSOM II :




    The badges :


    - ONUSOM (UNOSOM) - J.Y. Segalen 1993 :




    - ONUSOM DAMI (Détachement d'Assistance Militaire et d'Instruction / Military Assistance and Training Detachment) - J.Y. Segalen 1993 :




    - Restore Hope - Oryx - J. Balme Saumur :




    - Restore Hope Oryx 13e DBLE (13e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère / 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion) - J. Balme Saumur :




    - Oryx B.L.A.P. (Base Logistique Aéro-Portuaire / Oryx Aéroportuaire Logistics Base) - Fraise Paris :




    - Oryx B.S.L. (Bataillon de Soutien Logistique / Logistic Support Battalion) - Fraise Paris :




    - Oryx 5e Régiment d’Hélicoptères de Combat (5th Combat Helicopter Regiment) - Y. Delsart 89100 Sens  #0732 :




    - Oryx 5e RIAOM (5e régiment interarmes d'outre-mer / 5th Overseas Combined Arms Regiment) - C.M.O :




    - Oryx Service des Essences des armées (Military Fuel Service) - C.M.O. :




    - ONUSOM II Detalat 1er RHC (Détachement de l 'aviation légère de l'armée de terre 1er Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat /

    Army Light Aviation Detachment 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment) - J. Balme Saumur :




    - patch :


    - ONUSOM II 13e DBLE (not official) :




    There is a badge "COS- CRAP - 1er RHP - 35e RAP - 1er RPIMa " but as the manufacturer is the US based Gervasi & Pugh who makes fantasist French parachutist badges, be careful.


    Yours sincerely,

    No one


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