• A New Tradition: The ADF in Mardi Gras 2013

    Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Vick Gwyn. 9 comments

    Standard bearers of the RAAF and Army contingents of the inaugural uniformed ADF Mardi Gras Parade.

    In December 2012, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) announced that for the very first time, ADF members would be allowed to march in uniform at Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade in 2013. This momentous announcement coincided with the ADF’s 20th anniversary of the removal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces. The march would also fall on the 35th anniversary of the parade, making the inaugural uniformed march all the more …

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