The Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR) was a NATO led multinational peacekeeping force after the Bosnia War.
The Bosnia War lasted from 1992 to 1995, following which SFOR was based in former Yugoslavia from 1996 to 2004. In 1997 the regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Bradshaw, was based in Mrkonjic Grad, Sipovo and Barachi as part of Operation LODESTAR. They were equipped with Challenger 1 Main Battle Tanks, and Warrior and Scimitar fighting vehicles. The mission of SFOR was to “deter hostilities and stabilise the peace, contribute to a secure environment by providing a continued military presence in the Area of Responsibility (AOR), target and co-ordinate SFOR support to key areas including primary civil implementation organisations, and progress towards a lasting consolidation of peace, without further need for NATO-led forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Operations included monitoring training and weapon movements, dealing with illegal checkpoints and roadblocks, and crowd control during demonstrations. Confidence patrolling was conducted on foot, in vehicles and on horseback.