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The Afghanistan Collection

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.

AFGHANISTAN COLLECTION

Afghanistan and Operation Slipper Collections

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.

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.

Operation Slipper - In Service Against Terrorism

Operation 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 Australia’s commitment to the world’s fight against terrorism.

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  • Operation Slipper Limited Edition Full Size Canvas Print

  • Operation Slipper Limited Edition Framed Print


  • Operation Slipper Limited Edition Unframed Print

  • Operation Slipper Fleet Poster in Tube

Proud to Serve - Proud to Support Limited Edition Medallions


The war in Afghanistan is Australia’s 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.


  • Securing Sea Lanes Limited Edition Medallion


  • Village Patrol Limited Edition Medallion


  • Desert Airlift Limited Edition Medallion


  • Training ANA Limited Edition Medallion



  • Community Relations Limited Edition Medallion


  • Desert Special Ops Limited Edition Medallion


  • IED Clearance Limited Edition Medallion


Proud to Serve - Proud to Support Collectables

  • Afghanistan Campaign Artwork Drink Cooler

  • Afghanistan Campaign Artwork Bar Runner


  • Afghanistan Campaign Cloth Key Tag

  • Afghanistan Campaign Silver Key Ring

  • 2013 Afghanistan Campaign Medallion

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  • Afghanistan Campaign Wall Plaque

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  • Afghanistan Campaign Cap

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  • Afghanistan Campaign Tie


  • Operation Slipper 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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  • Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon Lapel Pin

Proud to Serve - Proud to Support Jewellery

  • Afghanistan Campaign Scorpion Cufflinks

  • Afghanistan Campaign Open Scorpion Brooch

  • Afghanistan Campaign Scorpion Ribbon Ring

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  • Afghanistan Campaign Solid Cufflinks

  • Afghanistan Campaign Closed Scorpion Brooch

  • Afghanistan Campaign Scorpion Earrings

  • Afghanistan Campaign Ring Pendant

  • Afghanistan Campaign Round Charm

  • Afghanistan Campaign in Service Earrings

  • Afghanistan Campaign Scorpion Pendant

  • Afghanistan Campaign Triangular Charm

Other Afghanistan Products

  • Miniature F88 Austeyr Rifle

  • Afghanistan Badge


  • The Crossroad by Mark Donaldson, VC


  • Exit Wounds By MAJGEN John Cantwell

Op SLIPPER Welcome Home commemorative collection

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.

Show your pride in service

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.

Op Slipper Service Pin donated by Australia's defence industries in recognition of those who serve.

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Operation Slipper Lapel Pins

The rectangular Operation Pin is showing the tri-service colours of navy blue, red and light blue in vertical stripes set in a Gold plate face with a leaping kangaroo in Gold and words Operation Slipper printed over. The dates 2001 - 2014 sit at the bottom of the lapel pin face.

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.

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.

The rectangular Operation Pin is showing the tri-service colours of navy blue, red and light blue in vertical stripes set in a Gold plate face with a leaping kangaroo in Gold and words Operation Slipper printed over. The word Support sits at the bottom of the lapel pin face.

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.

The rectangular Operation Pin is showing the tri-service colours of navy blue, red and light blue in vertical stripes set in a Silver plate face with a leaping kangaroo in Silver and words Operation Slipper printed over. The word Australia sits at the bottom of the lapel pin face.

The Op Slipper Silver Plate Australia Lapel Pin.

The Op Slipper Silver Plate Australia Lapel Pin is available to all people wanting to show support for Australia's commitment.
Order now for $5.00

Operation Slipper Collectables

Op Slipper VIP Timber Plaque

Full colour photographic quality plate over timber finish base with space for personalisation plate. 300mm x 250mm

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Operation Slipper Shield Plaque

Traditional shield design with gold-plate Op Slipper plate emblem on timber finish base.
Order now $45.00

Operation Slipper Crystal Tribute

Flawless hand-finished laser engraved optical crystal standing 170mm x 105mm
Order now $90.00

Big brass finish medallion with leaping kangaroo and words Operation Slipper on obverse surrounded by the words -Commemorating Australia's Operations Afghanistan - Middle East- in the outer ring. Reverse carries Coat of Arms and words Operation Slipper 2001-2014 at the top and -in the valleys, the mountains, the sea and the air- set below a central etching blank area.

Operation Slipper 85 mm antiqued brass medallion

Operation Slipper 85 mm antiqued brass medallion (presented in timber finish box). Order now $85.00

Op Slipper Gold plate 48mm medallion

Op Slipper Gold plate 48mm medallion - "challenge coin". Complete your collection.
Order now $10.00

Operation Slipper Clothing

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.
$5.00
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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

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Op Slipper T-shirt - Grey

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Op Slipper T-shirt - Navy

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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. Limited range of women's sizes available.

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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. Desert sand cap sold out. One size fits most.
$19.95
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Barry Spicer's painting Operation Slipper - In Service Against Terrorism depicts soldiers of the Mentoring Task Force patrolling through a local village in the Uruzgan Valley during 2010. With a back drop of the steep mountains synonymous with the region the patrol draws interest from local children, as has been the case with many of the activities undertaken by Australians throughout their time in Afghanistan.

Accompanied by an Explosive Detection Dog and the Australian-designed Bushmaster vehicles, providing much needed mobility and protection against the many hazards of operations in Afghanistan, the soldiers wear the Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform, a move to recognise the uniqueness of the vegetation in the valleys of Uruzgan, as opposed to the Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform seen in use for many years throughout the Middle East Area of Operations. Their weapons and equipment show a mix of the F88 Steyr, F80 Minimi and MAG58 General Purpose Machine Gun and variations of combat body armour systems and combat load carrying equipment in use at the time.

About the Artist

Barry Spicer is an internationally renown artist living in Adelaide, South Australia, whose main focus is on military subjects.

At the age of 6, he went to see the film “The Battle of Britain” and was so inspired by the sight of those graceful but deadly aeroplanes that he turned his already established pastime of drawing to aircraft. Since then he has been fascinated by flight and just about anything that flies which is evident in his finished works, be they drawings or oil paintings.

He decided to learn how to paint in order to follow his childhood dream of becoming an aviation artist.
He took to painting with great enthusiasm and has achieved a level of ability that has won him numerous commissions.
Barry considers himself lucky to be able to do something he loves, and always strives to make each painting as accurate as possible.