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Interview with Brent Aldridge
Title : Interview with Brent Aldridge Interview with Brent Aldridge
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Creator : Aldridge, Brent, 1952-
Source : South Australians at War Oral History Project, OH 644/2
Date of creation : 2002
Additional Creator : Linn, Rob
Format : Oral History
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Brent Edward Aldridge was born at Mount Pleasant, South Australia. In 1975 Brent joined the Commonwealth Police force. In 1983 he was sent to Cyprus with the United Nations Australian Police contingent. Brent left the Commonwealth Police force in 1998. In February 2001 he joined the Federal Police force who were recruiting personnel for a United Nations force for East Timor. Brent speaks of his service in Cyprus and East Timor; his motivation for participating in peace keeping missions, and he reflects on the impact these experiences had on his life.

Period : 1946-1979,1980-2000,2001-
Further reading :

Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. United Nations peacekeeping and Australia, Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1991

Londey, Peter. Other people's wars: a history of Australian peacekeeping, Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003

Ramsbotham, Oliver and Woodhouse, Tom. Encyclopedia of International peacekeeping operations, Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc. c1999

Smith, Hugh (ed.). Australia and peacekeeping, [Canberra] : Australian Defence Studies Centre, University College, the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, 1990

Smith, Hugh (ed.). Peacekeeping : challenges for the future, Canberra : Australian Defence Studies Centre, 1993

United Nations peacekeeping : meeting new challenges : frequently asked questions , [New York?] : United Nations Department of Public Information, 2006

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