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Changing command in Egypt

Major General Simon Stuart hands over the MFO flag to Director General MFO Ambassador Stephen Beecroft during the change of command parade in Sinai, Eygpt. Photo: Captain Jarrad Baldwin

Australian Major General Simon Stuart has completed two and a half years as Force Commander of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
 
He has handed command to Major General Evan Williams, of the New Zealand Defence Force.
 
Major General Stuart said Australia had a long history of supporting the MFO and was one of only 13 nations contributing personnel to the peacekeeping operation.