Coalition forces – Papua New Guinea
Contributing nation – Papua New Guinea, RAMSI website
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has provided police officers and military personnel to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since July 2003. One PNG civilian adviser is working in a RAMSI-supported project. Papua New Guinea police are part of RAMSI’s Participating Police Force (PPF) and military officers from the PNG Defence Force are deployed on a rotational basis as part of RAMSI’s military component.
RAMSI Congratulates Papua New Guinea on Their National Day, Media release, RAMSI website, 16 September 2007
“Papua New Guinea has provided military personnel and police advisors to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since July 2003 to help restore law and order. The Commander of the Participating Police Force, Denis McDermott said that the depth of experience the PNG police officers brought to RAMSI was highly-valued in the mission…. There are currently ten PNG police officers serving with RAMSI as well as the head of the PNG military contingent, Captain Paul Pipingan.”
PNG – A True Friend, Media release, RAMSI website, September 2006
“RAMSI Special Coordinator James Batley …said that Papua New Guinea had been a key member of RAMSI from July 2003. Currently a platoon from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force is serving as part of RAMSI’s military contingent, and a contingent of six members from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is working as part of the Participating Police Force. Since 2003 a total of 210 soldiers and officers from the PNGDF have served as part of the RAMSI military, and 26 members of the RPNGC have served in the PPF.”