Australian troops on a military vehicle were spotted with a Nazi flag while on patrol in Afghanistan in August 2007.
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lashed out at the conduct of the personnel involved, denouncing it as “completely and utterly unacceptable.”
The ABC media outlet later reached two defense sources, with one, who was aware of the Nazi flag being taken to Afghanistan in 2007, claiming that it was a “twisted joke,” not a symbol of Nazism.
An Australian defense spokesperson told the ABC that the military involved in the incident were disciplined at the time, and steps were taken to enhance education and training for other soldiers who had witnessed the Swastika flag.
ABC / AA Flash Point News 2018.