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, 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.
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 please note we are working with Defence to find a solution to have the pins distributed through defence bases, and will also have them online for those no longer serving. Information will be posted on this page by Monday 13 April.
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
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.
In support of CDF's Op Slipper initiative for defence-linked charities
we are adding 10% of all sales from our exclusive Afghanistan collection
of artworks, jewellery, collectables and clothing.