Australian Air Force UBON Thailand Medal
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
Miniature size medal - Unmounted with 10cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
Air Force 40th Anniversary Ubon Medal: An unofficial commemorative medal, struck by Royal Assent of the King of Thailand, commencing in 2008, the Ubon Medal was made available to Royal Australian Air Force personnel based at RAAF Base Ubon. In 1962 Thailand, a member of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation requested the SEATO nations for military assistance to help defend Thailand in case of any attack from North Viet Nam troop movements along its northern borders. As of 31 May 1962 to 1968 (to honour Australia’s commitment to the SEATO) the RAAF committed a contingent of 250 personnel, and provided a support squadron of eight CAC Sabre aircraft to be sent to Ubon, Thailand.