Boycott 2 Squadron SASR ‘Flag Folding’ Ceremony

SOCOMD is quietly canvasing support from the veteran community to attend as flag bearers at a 2 Squadron SASR ‘Flag Folding’ ceremony this week at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne.

Thus far, all have declined – and see this request as a slap in the face to all those who created 57 years of impeccable service history.

The idea of a ‘Flag Folding’ ceremony is insensitive, traumatising and a disgraceful act of leadership.

It is also an insult to the families of those 13 SASR members who were victimised and have since been exonerated from the flawed Brereton Inquiry.

I ask you to fly a 2 Squadron SASR flag on your Facebook page this week, as a sign of solidarity.

Together we want to send a strong message to Minister for Defence Peter Dutton to seek his support to reverse the decision that led our Prime Minister to act on flawed advice that has left such a stain on the legacy of the SASR.

Reinstate 2 Squadron SASR and fly the flag with pride in order to restore the reputation of all those who served.

They did so with dignity and honour.

We recognise the sacrifices too of the 2 Squadron SASR families.

We thank you all for your service!

If you also think a ‘Flag Folding’ ceremony is inappropriate, please write to Minister Dutton
Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au and Chief of Army rick.burr@defence.gov.au
and cc: media@defence.gov.au

 

EDITOR’S SUPPORT: Let me get this straight – they struck a whole sub-unit off the Army’s Order of Battle – the ultimate punishment for ultimate perceived dishonour – and now they want disenfranchised former members of a now-non-existent unit to dress up in ceremonial uniform to honour the memory of a unit that the Chief of Army already dishonoured, disbanded and struck off. 
That’s just sick – twisted – illogical.

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6 thoughts on “Boycott 2 Squadron SASR ‘Flag Folding’ Ceremony

  • 21/09/2021 at 3:50 pm
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    What chance is there? Generals CDF and CA so out of touch. the PM where’s he? The G-G? Seems the only hope is with Peter Dutton. In 1918 four Battalions were ordered to disband all four mutinied. They were then sent back into the line some only 90 strong to be totally exhausted. One of those four Battalions was the last Australian Infantry Battalion in the line after our last battle at Montbrehain on 5 October 1918. Check the AWM for yourself. AWM also states that 2 Squadron had the highest Kill ratio in Vietnam. This is an utter disgrace and needs to be reversed. The wrong pin is being pulled replace the CDF and CA that would be a good start to healing our Army.

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  • 13/09/2021 at 4:56 pm
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    bloody disgusting treatment. Tassie Walters ex 9 Sqn gunner Vietnam 69/70/71

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  • 12/09/2021 at 2:19 pm
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    he current cohort of leaders in Army have a lot to answer for – this their latest collective leadership blunder – God save us!
    Bill Collidge
    WA

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  • 12/09/2021 at 11:40 am
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    I would fly to the West and attend a Hari Kiri ceremony of about 31 rogue pseudo-leaders.
    Won’t happen, of course, as Hari Kiri was an act of contrition for failing honourable obligations. Our ADF hierarchy has no honour.

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  • 12/09/2021 at 10:55 am
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    To Fold the Flag of 2 Squadron is like folding the Liberal Party or Labor Party because of the acts of one or two Corrupt Politician’s. Labor didn’t disintegrate because O’bead was caught out trying to make him self and his mates a few million dollars out of his corrupt behaviour with creating a mine on his property. When the Premier’s boy friend of N.S.W. was caught out being corrupt they didn’t sack the Liberal Party of that state because of one persons corrupt behaviour. .

    It will take a Brave man to turn around the action of Mr Burr and his mates who acted on a knee jerk reaction and punish hundreds of Loyal and Honorable Men and Family Members for the preserved actions of a few, with out any sound proof or substantial investigation as has been proven. This is a wrong and disgracefull act seen by thousands of citizens and military personnel who are shocked and discussed by the snap decision of an incompetent leadership trying to cover up their own incompetency and ability to lead from the comfort and distance of a fare flung out post.

    This Act of Barstedry must be reversed, by some one with the courage and conviction of insuring that only the Guilty be Punished.

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  • 12/09/2021 at 8:02 am
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    Scomo and the posers in the Coalition have lost the next election anyway Minister Dutton – grow some and stand up for the portfolio that you as Minister for Defence are supposed to represent. Are you pollies so frightened of a bunch of WOKE, BLM and ABC groupies that you wont act on behalf of a whole squadron of men who have suffered because of the Brereton Report and the associated media trolls.

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