Operation Silkman

13/10/2000 - 31/07/2002

Operation Silkman was undertaken from 13 October 2000 to 31 July 2002. This was the final operation designed to coerce the RUF to surrender to the UNsponsored Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme; it included continued development of Sierra Leone’s armed forces and design and leadership of the counter-insurgency campaign to force the RUF into peace.

It involved the deployment of a 1 star HQ, with a Battalion (minus) Short Term Training Team (STTT), and support elements, along with the British Joint Service advisors on the International Military and Advisory Training Team (IMATT).

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