To all Current and EX serving Military, Army, Navy and Air force the Australian Government will recognize the hard yards that we put in during Operation Slipper. The Government is holding marches in all capital cities to commemorate those who went and those who did not return.
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.
Click the picture above and head to the official Military Web page for details for your state.
I will be going and i hope to see my old ship mates their too.