Brassard : Operation Acolyte, Commonwealth Games 2006

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number REL34685
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton, Velcro
Maker Unknown
Date made 2006
Conflict Period 2000-2009

Brassard in Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform (DPCU) fabric with Velcro strips for adjustment. A woven fabric Australian flag patch in red, white and blue cotton is sewn immediately below the slit for the shoulder strap, and underneath this is a circular blue, orange and yellow badge with the tri-services eblem and the words 'OPERATION ACOLYTE 2006 MELBOURNE COMMONWEALTH GAMES'.

History / Summary

DPCU brassard worn by members of Operation Acolyte which involved 2,600 Australian Defence Force personnel, from across the three services, performing a range of specialist roles to provide security, ceremonial and general support for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.