NIGERIAN ARMY IN THE CONGO(1960s): 50+ YEARS OF PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Nigerian ONUC medal parade 1962

Nigerian ONUC medal parade 1962

Nigerian ONUC medal parade 1962

Nigerian ONUC medal parade 1962

Medal parade, Leopolodville, 25 August 1962

Medal parade, Leopolodville, 25 August 1962

Troops of the Queen's Own Nigerian Regiment in Bukavu, 1961

Troops of the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment in Bukavu, 1961

Troops of the Queen's Own Nigerian Regiment in Bukavu, 1961

Troops of the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment in Bukavu, 1961

PHOTO 1:

Austrian Awards to Members of 5th Battalion, the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment (ONUC)

The “Sign of Honor”, an Austrian decoration in recognition of eminent service for the Austrian Republic, was awarded to ten members of the 5th Battalion of the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment at Leopoldville this morning, by the Austrian Consul in Leopoldville.

Company Sergeant Major A. Elijah (2nd from right), is, seen here shortly after he had received the award.

PHOTO 2:

Austrian Awards to Members of 5th Battalion, the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment

The “Sign of Honor”, an Austrian decoration in recognition of eminent service for the Austrian Republic, was awarded to ten members of the 5th Battalion of the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment at Leopoldville this morning, by the Austrian Consul in Leopoldville.

Receiving the awards, in this photograph (from left) are: Regimental Sergeant Major MF Dauda, Sergeant O. Michael, Company Sergeant Major A. Elijah and Sergeant U. Maitubu (ONUC). At left, back to camera is Mr. Gustav A. Jamnig, Austrian Consul in Leopoldville.

25 August 1962
Leopoldville, Republic of the Congo

PHOTO 3:
Austrian Awards to Members of 5th Battalion, the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment

The “Sign of Honor”, an Austrian decoration in recognition of eminent service for the Austrian Republic, was awarded to ten members of the 5th Battalion of the Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment at Leopoldville this morning, by the Austrian Consul in Leopoldville.

Seen here, at the presentation parade are (back to camera) General Kebbede Guebre (left), ONUC Force Commander, and Mr. Robert K.A. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge of the U.N. Operation in the Congo.

25 August 1962
Leopoldville, Republic of the Congo

PHOTO 4:

Commander of UN Force Inspects Nigerian Unit in Bukavu (Congo)

Lt. General Sean McKeown (left foreground), Commander of the United Nations Force in the Republic of Congo (ONUC, Leopoldville) is seen here taking salute during a march past of the 5th Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment at Bukavu, in the Lake Kivu area. The Commander was on a tour of inspection of units of the Force.

01 May 1961
Bukavu, Republic of the Congo

PHOTO 5:

Commander of UN Force Inspects Nigerian Unit in Bukavu (Congo)
Lt. General Sean McKeown, Commander of the United Nations Force in the Republic of Congo (ONUC, Leopoldville) is currently on a tour of inspection of the several units of Force.

Gen. McKeown (left foreground, wearing officer’s cap) as he inspects units of the 5th Queen’s Own Nigerian Regiment at Bukavu on Lake Kivu.

01 May 1961
Bukavu, Republic of the Congo

PHOTO 6:

Commander of Royal Nigerian Army Visits The Congo (Leopoldville)

Major General C.E. Welby-Everard, C.B., O.B.E., General Officer Commanding the Royal Nigerian Army, is seen here shortly after disembarking from the aircraft which brought him to Leopoldville at noon today. He will spend three days visiting units of the 2nd Queen’s Own Nigerian Army which are serving with the U.N. Force in the Congo (ONUC).

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