Description: Peace Monitoring Group (Bougainville) Deployment Patch
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Peace Monitoring Group (Bougainville) Deployment Patch – without velcro.
Worn by Australian soldiers deployed to Bougainville as part of the Peace Monitoring Group.
The Peace Monitoring Group (PMG) on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea was brought about by the civil unrest on the island in 1990. The PNG government requested the Australian and New Zealand governments to provide a monitoring group to oversee the cease fire on the island. This group was made up of both civilian and defence personnel from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu. Both sides of the conflict welcomed the group being on Bougainville. This support remained strong throughout the PMG’s deployment. The PMG was established on the island on 1 May 1998 and took over from the New Zealand Truce Monitoring Group which then departed.