Retrospective medals for Fleet Air Arm

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Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has been recognised for its contribution to Operation Bursa with the awarding of the Australian Service Medal with the Counter Terrorism/Special Recovery clasp, ContactAirLand And Sea reports.

Operation Bursa ran from 1980 to 1990 and had elements of 723, 816 and 817 Squadrons provide air support to Special Forces protecting offshore oil rigs against potential terrorist attack.

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