Description: Reconstruction Task Force 1 (RTF) – Afghanistan Deployment Patch

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Reconstruction Task Force 1 (RTF) – Afghanistan Deployment Patch with velcro backing.

Australia’s military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan is deployed under Operation SLIPPER. Australia’s military contribution includes approximately 1,550 Australian Defence Force personnel who are deployed within Afghanistan. These numbers vary depending on operational requirements and shifting seasonal conditions. Approximately 800 personnel provide support from locations within the broader Middle East Area of Operations, including our maritime commitment. In keeping with the ISAF strategy to strengthen civilian engagement in Afghanistan and to better integrate civilian and military efforts, in April 2010 the Australian Government announced a 50 per cent increase in Australia’s civilian contribution to Afghanistan. Australia now has around 50 civilians working in Afghanistan, in addition to around ten Defence civilians.

The Reconsuction Task Force was engaged in reconstruction and security operations in Uruzgan Province. Now a scarce patch.