The war in Afghanistan was Australia’s longest. This rich, enamel-filled 25mm Afghanistan ribbon badge available from the military specialists helps us reflect on the service, commitment and sacrifice of the men and women of Australia’s Defence Force who served in the region between 2001 and 2014.
This ribbon is part of the Afghanistan Medal introduced in 2004 to recognise our military operations in Afghanistan and other prescribed areas within Operation SLIPPER. The ribbon’s khaki stripe represents the dusty terrain; the white the snow-capped mountains; and the blue the Afghan sky. The central purple represents the ADF and the red reflects the conflict itself. Fixes with a secure butterfly and pin clasp.