Operation Lagoon 1994

  • A number of people raised the issue of recognition for service with Operation Lagoon in 1994.
  • The call for submissions occurred on 7 May 2011.
  • Submissions closed on 3 June 2011.
  • The Tribunal’s Report was presented to the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence on 9 November 2012.
  • The Government has recently advised the Chair of the Tribunal that it has accepted the following recommendation in relation to this matter:

The Tribunal recommends that it be determined that members of the Australian Defence Force who served with Operation Lagoon in 1994 (as referred to in the Terms of Reference) are not eligible for the Australian Service Medal.

 Media Release announcing the commencement of the Op LAGOON and Op GATEWAY Inquiries

 Terms of Reference for the Operation LAGOON 1994 Inquiry

 Report of the Inquiry into recognition for service with Operation Lagoon 1994


by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986