Description: Formation Patch – Directorate of Borneo Operations – Official Issue
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Formation Patch – Directorate of Borneo Operations
Worn by Australian soldiers attached to the Directorate of Borneo Operations during the Borneo Campaign in the 1960s.
They controlling operations by British & Australian SAS chasing terrorists on both sides of the Borneo/Indonesia borders.
The HQ was located far from the action on Labuan Island (off Sarawak). For most of the Borneo Campaign HQ DOBOPS had the equivalent of three infantry brigades under command – a mixture of British (including Gurkha and RM Commando) troops, Australians and New Zealanders, all with organic RA and RE (and Australian and NZ equivalent) support.