Operation Mazurka is the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an international peacekeeping force, based in the Sinai Peninsula, overseeing the terms of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
The MFO operates from two secure bases:
The Australian personnel operate predominately in North Camp.
Australia was an original contributor to the MFO with a joint rotary wing squadron deployed in 1981. In 1993, Australia returned to the MFO with an ADF contingent of 25 personnel. Since that time approximately 1,200 personnel have deployed on Operation Mazurka. The ADF contingent operates on a 6 monthly posting cycle, with a part of the contingent rotating every 3 months.
The mission of the MFO is:
"...to supervise the implementation of the security provisions of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty and employ best efforts to prevent any violation of its terms." 
The ADF contingent performs various staff functions in the MFO Headquarters, as well as providing the Force Regimental Signals Officer, Security Sergeants to work with the Colombian Infantry Battalion for the base security at North Camp and Operational and Training staff to the MFO.
- Australian Army official Operation Mazurka site note Chronology August 1994
- Op Mazurka, Defence magazine, Sept 2005, accessed 5 June 2009
- Australians at War Operation Mazurka story
- Australian Operation Mazurka Contingent hit and run incident in 1994 also see Chronology August 1994 at Multinational Force and Observers
- Multinational Force and Observers Website, accessed 30 August 2007
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