Operation Deliberate Force: Battles

Operation Deliberate Force: The UN and NATO campaign in Bosnia 1995

19th Regiment Royal Artillery fire at Serb targets in the opening hours of Operation Deliberate Force. Photo: Sgt Steve Dock/UKLF Media Production Cell/Crown copyright

19th Regiment Royal Artillery fire at Serb targets in the opening hours of Operation Deliberate Force. Photo: Sgt Steve Dock/UKLF Media Production Cell/Crown copyright

Extract from Orders of Battle

NATO 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, August-October 1995

Aviano AB, Italy
7490th (Provisional) Wing
494th FS, 8 x F-15E Strike Eagle
VFMA(AW)-533, 12 x F/A-18D Hornet
(replaced by VFMA-224 17/9/95)
510th FS, 24 x F-16C Fighting Falcon
555th FS, 24 x F-16CFighting Falcon
104th FG, 12 x O/A-10A Warthog
42nd ACCS, 4 x EC-130E ABCCC
43rd ECS, 3 x EC-130H Compass Call
429th ECS, 6 x EF-111A
23rd FS, 8 x F-16C HTS Fighting Falcon
E Coy 502nd Avn Bn, 16 x CH-47D Chinook
VAQ-130/141/209, 2-5, EA-6B Prowler (rotated through Aviano on a daily basis)
VMAQ-1/3, 2-5, EA-6B Prowler (rotated through Aviano on a daily basis)

RAF Boeing Chinook helicopters arrive in Croatia. Photo: UKLF Media Production Cell / Crown Copyright

RAF Boeing Chinook helicopters arrive in Croatia. Photo: UKLF Media Production Cell / Crown Copyright

Bosnian Army (ABiH) 5th Corps  Operation Storm, August 1995

Gen Atif Dudakovic
501st Brigade (Bihac)
502nd ‘Tiger’ Brigade (Bihac)
503rd Brigade (Cazin)
505th Brigade (Buzim)
506th Brigade (Velika-Kladusa)
509th Brigade
511th  Brigade (Pjanici)
517th Brigade
510th (1st Liberation) Brigade (Coralici)
101st HVO Brigade (Skojal/Bihac)

Total 9,000 men and 7 T-55 tanks

Croatian Army (HV) Operation Storm-4, August 1995

Operations Area (ZO) Split

Colonel General Ante Gotovina
Operations Group (ZP) Split
7th Guards Brigade Major General Ivan Korade
4th Guards Brigade (Major General Damir Krsticevic
112th Home Defence Regiment
7th Home Defence Regiment
145th Brigade
113th Brigade
134th Home Defence Regiment
15th Home Defence Regiment
142nd Home Defence Regiment
6th Home Defence Regiment
126th Home Defence Regiment
Special Police (MUP)
1st Guards Corps Special Forces
2nd Battalion, 9th Guards Brigade
141st Brigade

UN MULTI-NATIONAL BRIGADE (MNB) September 1995

MNB Main Headquarters, Tomislavgrad (later Mostar) (78 personnel)
Det 30 Signals Regiment (Satellite Communications) (UK)
Elements 5 Armoured Field Ambulance and 16 Field Ambulance, RAMC(UK)

MNB Tactical Headquarters, Hotel Igman, Mount Igman
Det 2 Signals Regiment (UK) (Ptarmigan links)

19th Regiment Royal Artillery (BRITARTYBAT) (UK) (400 personnel)
13 (Martinique 1809) Headquarters Battery (FSCC), Hotel Igman
25/170 (Injim)Battery (6 x 105mm Light Guns)
28/143 (Tombs Troop) Battery (6 x 105mm Light Guns)
Echelon, Precision Factory, Gornji Vakuf and MALBAT, Konjic
B Company Group (1 D&D) (14 x Warrior)
HALO (Sound Ranging) Troop 22 Locating Battery, 32 Regiment, Royal
Artillery (HALO),  three units in Kiseljak, Visoko, Sarajavo
1st Mortar Company Royal Netherlands Marine (120mm mortars) (NL)
Royal Netherlands Army AN TPQ-36 Radar Platoon (NL)
2 x Foreign Legion Heavy Weapon Company, (6 x 120mm mortar, 4 MILAN
ATGW) (FR)

40e Regiment d’Artillerie ‘Groupement Leclerc’ (FR)
(8 x 155mm AUF-1 self-propelled howitzers)

Task Force Alpha (UK) (881 personnel)

1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1 D&D)
Tac HQ, Brick Works Camp, Kiseljak
A & C Company, The Brick Factory, Kiseljak (28 x Warrior)
Support Weapons Company (Recce, 81mm Mortar, MILAN ATGW Platoons)
31 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment, RE
4 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers
3 Field Ambulance, RAMC (Force Medical Squadron)
A Squadron, Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR)

Task Force Bravo (FR), Mount Igman (1,300 personnel
2e Regiment Etranger D’Infanterie (REI)
1e, 2e, 4e Infantry Companies (167 x VAB)
1e Regiment Etranger de Cavaleries (REC)
1 x Cavalry Squadron ( 12 x AMX 10RC) (130 personnel)
6e Regiment Etranger de Genie (Engineers) (130 personnel)

Total MNB 3700 personnel


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