ADF flies Invictus Games flag – literally

Commander Royal Australian Air Force Air Mobility Group Air Commodore William Kourelakos and Warrant Officer Ian Wheatley hoist the Invictus Games flag at RAAF Base Richmond. Photo by Corporal Casey Forster.
Commander Royal Australian Air Force Air Mobility Group Air Commodore William Kourelakos and Warrant Officer Ian Wheatley hoist the Invictus Games flag at RAAF Base Richmond. Photo by Corporal Casey Forster.

Australian Defence Force establishments across the country will ‘fly the flag’ today for wounded serving and former serving military members in a show of support and to raise awareness of the upcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

CAPTIONNearly 1000 officer cadets and midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy show their support to Invictus Games 2018 at University of New South Wales, Canberra. Photo by John Carroll.

Invictus Games, the international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill serving and former serving military personnel will be held in Sydney from 20 to 27 October 2018.

Director-General Invictus Games Brigadier Phil Winter said the ‘signature’ flag-flying activity would also occur on the Sydney Harbour Bridge today, and ADF establishments in every State and territory would also take part in the activity to show support for the games.

“From Campbell Barracks in Western Australia across to Lavarack Barracks in north Queensland and as far south as the historic Anglesea Barracks in Hobart, Tasmania, Defence personnel are behind each and every Invictus Games competitor,” Brigadier Winter said.

At the Invictus Games, competitors will compete in team and individual sports including, archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sailing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

With 500 competitors and 1000 families and friends from 18 nations expected to attend, Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be a memorable event for participants and spectators alike.

Tickets can be bought here.

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Participating Defence establishments:

Base/Facility Location State
Australian Defence Force Academy….. Campbell ACT
Royal Military College Duntroon ACT
Australian Defence College Weston Creek ACT
Brindabella Park Brindabella ACT
ADF Headquarters Russell ACT
HMAS Harman Harman ACT
Victoria Barracks Paddington NSW…..
Holsworthy Barracks Holsworthy NSW
Blamey Barracks Kapooka NSW
Randwick Barracks Randwick NSW
Singleton Military Area Lone Pine Barracks….. NSW
Joint Operations Command Bungendore NSW
HQ Air Command Glenbrook NSW
RAAF Richmond Richmond NSW
RAAF Wagga Forest Hill NSW
RAAF Williamtown Williamtown NSW
HMAS Kuttabul Potts Point NSW
HMAS Albatross Nowra NSW
HMAS Penguin Mosman NSW
HMAS Waterhen Waverton NSW
HMAS Watson Watsons Bay NSW
Robertson Barracks Shoal Bay NT
Defence Est. Berrimah Coonawarra NT
RAAF Darwin Darwin NT
HMAS Coonawarra Larrakeyah NT
Gallipoli Barracks Enoggera QLD
Lavarack Barracks Townsville QLD
Swartz Barracks Oakey QLD
Victoria Barracks Brisbane QLD
RAAF Amberley Amberley QLD
Keswick Barracks Keswick SA
RAAF Edinburgh Edinburgh SA
Anglesea Barracks Hobart TAS
Gaza Ridge Barracks Albury-Wadonga VIC
Defence Plaza Melbourne VIC
Victoria Barracks St Kilda Road VIC
RAAF Laverton Laverton VIC
HMAS Cerberus Crib Point VIC
Irwin Barracks Karrakatta WA
Campbell Barracks Swanbourne WA
RAAF Pearce Bullsbrook WA
HMAS Stirling Garden Island WA

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