After the shielding of terrorists by the Taliban, Australia joined the international effort to destroy the Al-Qaeda network and break the control of the oppressive Afghani regime. The country remains a frontline battle zone and focus of international attention. Despite the many advances in technology, some things never change. While wearing the latest in combat headgear and carrying the latest weaponry, the Aussie troopers in Afghanistan still work closely with war dogs, just as they have since the First World War. They serve and sacrifice just as the Diggers do. The bond is always close. 20mm 3D antique brass lapel badge.