Operation Slipper was Australia's commitment to the international fight against terrorism. Proud to Serve - Proud to Support is a special collection designed to allow all Australians opportunity to show their support and pride in those who served.
Terrorism post September 2001 took on a new global face. Al-Qaeda, a highly organised and ruthless Militant Islamic organisation, reached out from its safe haven within Taliban controlled Afghanistan to launch devastating attacks on western targets. The world's response was rapid, and in 2001 Australia joined international forces to take the fight to terrorism on its home ground.
The oppressive Taliban regime was quickly toppled but the fight against terrorism in the rugged Afghanistan landscape drew Australia into its longest war. In mountains, deserts and villages our troops fought an elusive foe.
Slipper - In Service Against Terrorism
By Barry Spicer
Australian soldiers of the Mentoring Task Force patrol a village in the Uruzgan Province in 2010, ever alert to the dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) or attack from an elusive foe. The keen senses of the Explosive Detection Dog are critical to early detection of explosives, while the Australian-designed Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles provide much needed cover and support against the many hazards of operations in Afghanistan.
The fight against terrorism in the rugged Afghanistan landscape has drawn Australia into its longest war. In mountains, deserts and villages our troops fight to protect the innocent. Operation Slipper is Australias commitment to the worlds fight against terrorism.
The war in Afghanistan is Australias longest active wartime engagement. For those who served and those who waited at home, this is a proud collection to share a story of service, courage and mateship.
These limited edition Proof Medallions reflect the many facets of Australia's involvement in the Afghanistan conflict.
They are presented in quality leatherette presentation cases and each comes with numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 2,500 sets and 500 of each individual medallion are available. Order your set.
On 21 March 2015 Welcome Home parades were held in every capital city and Townsville to commemorate the end of Operation Slipper.
The Op Slipper commemorative range, endorsed by the Chief of Defence Force, remembers 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.
Proudly supporting the charities supporting the welfare
of our service men and women, and their families.
Soldier On | Legacy | Keeping Watch (Navy) | Army Relief Trust | RAAF Welfare Trust
Op Slipper Gold Plate Service Lapel Pin
The Op Slipper Gold plate Service Lapel Pin is available only to ADF, AFP, APS and government agency personnel who deployed to the area of operations. Proudly donated to all who served by Thales Australia; Nova Systems; Military Shop; and SAAB Technologies. Read more.
For those who did not receive their pin at the Welcome Home march or through base stores please note we will require verification of your service/PMKeys number before we can issue the pin. Please email or call Military Shop on 02 6123 2950 if you have any questions.
Op Slipper Gold Plate Family Lapel Pin.
This pin is specifically for family of all personnel who served in the area of operations to acknowledge the pride of family in the service of loved ones. Read more
Op Slipper Gold Plate Support Lapel Pin.
The Op Slipper Gold Plate Support Lapel Pin is available to government and industry personnel who provided professional support directly or indirectly to the operation. Read more
The Op Slipper Silver Plate Australia Lapel Pin.
Op Slipper VIP Timber Plaque
Operation Slipper Shield Plaque
Operation Slipper Crystal Tribute
Operation Slipper 85 mm antiqued brass medallion
Op Slipper Patches
A classic patch for collection or casual wear. Quality embroidery
over drill fabric with hook-and-loop fastener back. Available in two standard patch
sizes: 75mm x 55mm and 100mm x 50mm. Non-uniform wear.
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Op Slipper T-shirts
Op Slipper super comfortable 100% cotton undershirt T'. Each has quality print of Op Slipper patch on right sleeve and contrasting bounding kangaroo on back. Available in Navy Blue, Desert Sand and Grey. Full range of sizes, including children's. $20.00
Op Slipper T-shirt - Desert Sand
Op Slipper T-shirt - Grey
Op Slipper T-shirt - Navy
Operation Slipper Polo Shirt
A classic Op Slipper polo shirt in 100% natural cotton. This smart
yet casual polo has the Op Slipper patch embroidered on the right
sleeve and an embroidered kangaroo over the left breast. Available
in navy blue. Full range of Men's and Women's sizes.
Op Slipper Caps
Super tough heavy brushed cotton cap with Op Slipper patch proudly
embroidered on front and 'Afghanistan-Middle East 2001-2014' embroidered
at back. Available in navy blue and desert sand. One size fits most.