OP Slipper Welcome Home Parade

The end of 2014 will mark the conclusion of Operation SLIPPER, Australia’s military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan, and the International Coalition against Terrorism (ICAT) mission across Afghanistan and the Middle East which commenced in October 2001. 

Since Australia commenced deployments to Afghanistan, over 33000 Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Service employees and Australian Federal Police have deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of the operation. The Prime Minister announced, on Saturday 01 March 2014, that a nation-wide commemoration activity marking the end of Operation SLIPPER will be held on Saturday 21 March 2015. A commemoration activity will be conducted in each State and Territory capital city and Townsville.


The Op Slipper commemorative range, endorsed by the Chief of Defence Force, marks the end of Australia’s longest military operation. Between 2001 and 31 December 2014 some 34,500 ADF personnel served in Afghanistan and the Middle East areas of operations. Hundreds of Australian Federal Police and other government employees also served in the areas and countless others worked tirelessly in government and industry to support those on the ground.


Whether you served on Operation Slipper, had family serve, supported the operation, or simply want to share your pride in Australia’s commitment to creating a safer world, you will find something to help you commemorate Australia’s contribution to the international fight against terrorism.

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