Allied Contributors to The Gulf War
|Afghanistan||300 Mujahadeen (Not Government troops)|
|Argentina||Destroyer Admiral Brown, corvette Spiro, frigate Almirante Brown. Navy F28. 100 ground troops (engineers).|
|Australia||1,800 personnel in total. Guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane, guided missile frigates HMAS Sydney, HMAS Darwin, HMAS Adelaide, replenishment ships HMAS Success and HMAS Westralia. Each FFG with 1 x S-70B and 1 x AS350B helos, supply ships with 2 x SH-3. Detachment from Army 16th Air Defence Regiment (RBS70 SAMs) on board supply ships. RAN clearance divers. Royal Australian Air Force photo interpreters. Four medical teams.|
|Bahrain||36 aircraft (205 sorties), F-5E and F-16A.|
|Belgium||1 frigate Wandelaar, 2 landing ships, 1 supply ship and 3 minesweepers. Belgium also deployed a medical field hospital unit of some 200 personnel to a British base on Cyprus. A flight of 4x C-130H transport planes Aircraft in Turkey for Air Defence. The Belgian air force squadron in Turkey was part of AMF-Air, whose deployment was asked by the Turkish government, it was a squadron of 18x Mirage V BA fighter-bombers, not suited for air defence, but for interdiction should Iraq have invaded Turkey. The AMF-Air unit consisted furthermore of a german Alpha-Jet squadron and an Italian recce squadron with RF-104G's, plus a Dutch 'Patriot'-SAM battery.|
|Canada||CTG 302, 3 x Ships HMCS Athabaskan, Terra Nova and Protecteur with 5x CH124 Sea Kings. HQ CF Middle East, 90 Canadian HQ and Signals Squadron, Navy logistics det and 1 x C144 liaison aircraft (Bahrain) Sqn(++) CF 18 's, KC 137 tanker with infantry security coy (Qatar), 1 Canadian Field Hospital with infantry security coy (Saudi Arabia)|
|Czechoslovakia||Medical team, Anti-Chemical Warfare unit|
|Denmark||Corvette F355 Olfert Fischer for the trade embargo on Iraq.
Personnel for NATO AWACS.
1 B737 air ambulance on standby
|Egypt||35,000 troops, 400 M-60 tanks, 20 C-130|
|France||7,000 troops, 7 ships, 120 helicopters, 350 tanks, 24 F3 Jaguar, 10 Mirage 2000, 8 Mirage F1CR|
|Germany||18 Alphajets, Hawk and Roland SAM batery in Turkey. Minehunters Marburg, Koblenz and Wetzlar, minesweepers Laboe and Ueberherrn, supply ship Werra, ammunition ship Westerwald in Gulf. 60 Fuchs ABC (armoured NBC detection vehicles) loaned to US Army in Saudi Arabia.|
|Greece||Two Kortenaer Class frigates, operated in the Red
Sea - entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba- where they conducted several "Visit and
Search" operations on commercial Vessels.
NATO AWACS operated out of Hellenic Air Force bases covering the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, communicatiosn facilities were all utilised for the coalition forces.
|(Free) Kuwaiti||11,000 troops, 18 A-4KU (560 sorties), one C-130. Missile boats Istiqlal, Al Sanbouk and Sawahil.|
|Italy||12 Tornado IDS as well as Aircraft in Turkey for Air Defence, four warships|
|Netherlands||Task Force 429.9 (2 frigates)
1 field hospital
1 mobile emergency hospital of the Dutch Navy
2 Guided Missiles installations in Turkey and Israel
Personnel for NATO AWACS
|New Zealand||Medical team
40 Squadron, RNZAF. During Operation Granby/Desert Storm, two RNZAF C130H aircraft were deployed to Riyadh in Saudi to assist with airlift support. They were under the direct control of the British Commander. The unit deployed there in December 1990 and continued until April 1991. The unit was Commanded initially by Sqn Ldr Ian Brausch and later by Wing Cdr Bob Henderson. The unit had the distiction of flying General de la Billierie into Kuwait after liberation.
NORMEDCOY Norwegian medical company. Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Sigurd Mygland Serving 33 General Hosital at Al Jubayl, February to April 1994.
|Oman||25,500 troops, 63 aircraft. Missile boats Dhofar, Al Sharquiyah, Al Bat'nah and Mussandam.|
|Poland||Hospital ship Wodnik.|
|Portugal||Logistics ship San Miquel|
|Qatar||12 Mirage F.1EDA (43 sorties), 40 tanks (saw action at Khafji).|
|Romania||1 Field Hospital with 150-200 medical personal (army) and an anti chemical comp. (200 people)|
|Saudi Arabia||Various air force units operating F-15s, Panavia Tornado IDS and ADVs, BAe Hawk Mk 65, F-5E Tiger IIs and RF-5E Tigereyes. Aerospatiale Panthers, C-130s, BAe 125s and AB 212, KC-130s and E-3 AWACs|
|Spain||frigates Santa Maria, Descubierta and Cazadora|
|Syria||20,000 troops inc 500 special forces, 270 tanks. Plus 65,000 troops on Iraqi-Syrian border.|
|United Arab Emirates||40,000 troops, 80 aircraft including L-100s, C212s and Mirage 2000s, 200 tanks.|
|United Kingdom||50 Aircraft
? and Army Air Corps support
plus escort vessels and Fleet Air Arm aircraft
|United States||Various air units included F-117s, F-15Cs, B-52G, F-111 and other aircraft. Six aircraft carriers, US Marines and Army units on the ground. Apache ground attack helicopters and other Army Air Corps units.|
|Separate Forces in the Gulf|
Mike McBride for the Canadian contribution info
Mircea Calinescu for the Romanian contribution info
Piet De Bruyckere and Wouter Dumoulein for the Belgium contribution info
Lars W. Andersen Danish Navy Information