Reference number
  • OAB
  • 1995-1998
  • Collection
  • This collection contains: 7 reports relating to NATO's operation 'Firm Endeavour' in Bosnia and Herzegovina produced by the Operational Analysis Branch, Headquarters, Allied Command Europe, Rapid Reaction Corps, Germany, 1995-1998.
  • 1 box
Admin history
  • The Operational Analysis Branch (OAB) was an integral part of the Headquarters, Allied Command Europe (ACE) Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) in Germany. It was deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 1995 with Operation 'Firm Endeavour'. The aim of the operation was to oversee and implement the military aspects of the internationally agreed peace accord. There were two campaign monitoring tasks: monitoring the compliance of the former warring factions with the general framework agreement for peace; and monitoring the return to normality. It remained until November 1996. In Bosnia and Herzegovina the OAB was a small unit of five: three civilian analysts, one military officer and one non-commissioned officer. A small rear detachment was maintained in Germany, liaising with agencies in the United Kingdom. Throughout the year the OAB was augmented with short term placements (6 week periods) from the UK, Canada, and the NATO Consultation Command and Control Agency. The OAB's mission was to support the Land Component Commander of IFOR (the NATO-led Implementation Force). In particular it was 'to give independent analytical and scientific advice to the Commander to aid his decision-making over the spectrum of ARRC activities.'
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre holds the following other collections relating to the history, development and practice of operational research and to pioneers and practitioners in this field (collectively known as the Operational Research Archive): British European Airways: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/1); British Overseas Airways Corporation: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/2); British Steel Operational Research papers and Memoranda (MSS.335/BS); the Papers of Professor Stephen Cook (MSS.335/CK); the Community Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/COR); the East Midlands Operational Research Group (MSS.335/EMORG); Papers of the Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); papers for British Gas Operational Research (MSS.335/GA); British Gas North West Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GA/NW); GKN Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GKN); Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); International Federation of Operational Research Societies (MSS.335/IFORS);Interviews with Operational Research Pioneers and Related Papers (MSS.335/INT); the Institute for Operational Research (MSS.335/IOR); the Local Government Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/LG); Miscellaneous and Fragmentary Operational Research Papers (MSS.335/MIS); Draft Obituaries of Operational Research Practitioners (MSS.335/OBIT); the Papers of Jack Plymen (MSS.335/PLY); the Papers of Professor K. Brian Haley relating to Operational Research Quarterly (MSS.335/SO/H); the Papers of Rolphe C. Tomlinson (MSS.335/TOM); and the Papers of Dr Edward D. van Rest (MSS.335/VR).
  • Operations research