Australia marks completion of Operation Slipper


Tomorrow, across Australia, welcome home parades will be held to mark the completion of Operation Slipper said Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja.

“In Canberra we especially recognise the contributions of more than 750 personnel who served in the Middle East Area of Operations during this time. Overall, there were more than 34,500 Australian personnel who deployed as part of Operation Slipper,” Senator Seselja said.

“We also recognise the hundreds of Australian Federal Police and other agency representatives who served and supported those on the ground."

“Today is a day to remember the contribution of our service men and women, especially the families of the 41 soldiers Australia killed during Operation Slipper,” Senator Seselja concluded.

Operation Slipper encompassed Australia’s contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan, and the International Coalition against Terrorism mission across Afghanistan and the Middle East which commenced in October 2001 and concluded in December 2014.

January 1, 2015 marked the start of Operation Highroad, Australia’s new train, advise and assist mission.

 

Information regarding the time and location of each event can be found at the following website: http://www.defence.gov.au/ceremonial/opslipper.asp