UN Operation in The Congo Medal (2nd version)
(VN-medaille ONUC, tweede versie)

 

First date issued 1960
Amount issued

19

Value category Below Average
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ONUC was established in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces, to assist the Government in maintaining law and order and to provide technical assistance. The function of ONUC was subsequently modified to include maintaining the territorial integrity and political independence of the Congo, preventing the occurrence of civil war and securing the removal of all foreign military, paramilitary and advisory personnel not under the United Nations Command, and all mercenaries

The Netherlands participated with a military field-hospital, manned by staff from the Red Cross. Some observers went to Congo in 1963 to assess the situation.

Military also recieved the Dutch Commemorative Peacekeeping medal

 

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