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.
CAPTION: Nearly 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.
Participating Defence establishments:
|…||Australian Defence Force Academy…..||Campbell||ACT|
|Royal Military College||Duntroon||ACT|
|Australian Defence College||Weston Creek||ACT|
|Singleton Military Area||Lone Pine Barracks…..||NSW|
|Joint Operations Command||Bungendore||NSW|
|HQ Air Command||Glenbrook||NSW|
|RAAF Wagga||Forest Hill||NSW|
|HMAS Kuttabul||Potts Point||NSW|
|HMAS Watson||Watsons Bay||NSW|
|Robertson Barracks||Shoal Bay||NT|
|Defence Est. Berrimah||Coonawarra||NT|
|Gaza Ridge Barracks||Albury-Wadonga||VIC|
|Victoria Barracks||St Kilda Road||VIC|
|HMAS Cerberus||Crib Point||VIC|
|HMAS Stirling||Garden Island||WA|