The Australian National Guard has been criticised for wearing uniforms during a recent visit to Washington, DC, where it will visit the National Mall on Saturday.
Soldiers from the Australian Army, the Australian Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Maritime Defence Force are expected to visit the Washington National Mall during the visit of President Donald Trump’s visit to the US.
But the AFP said the uniforms were not “appropriate for the occasion” as they were worn during the inauguration ceremony for the president.
“This is a very important day for the AFP, as the President of the United States has chosen to visit our country on behalf of the Australian people,” AFP Deputy Commissioner Mark Williams told The Australian newspaper.
It was not immediately clear what the AFP intended to wear during the ceremony, which will be attended by US President Donald J Trump. “
These are appropriate for the event, and I know the AFP will respect the wishes of the President.”
It was not immediately clear what the AFP intended to wear during the ceremony, which will be attended by US President Donald J Trump.
A number of Australian military personnel are also expected to attend.
The AFP has said the uniform was not an official AFP uniform, but an AFP uniform approved by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
“These uniform approved in 2015 were designed for the Australian defence force and have been approved by AFP,” Mr Williams said.
“They are intended to be worn during a national day of service, which takes place on the occasion of the inauguration of the new President of Australia, Donald J. Trump.”
The AFP said it had previously worn the uniform at a US election, in 2012.
The uniform was worn by the Secret Service and the military, as well as a small number of civilians.
“It was a time-honoured tradition and the AFP has no plans to change it,” Mr Phillips said.
Mr Phillips also told the ABC the AFP was considering what other arrangements would be needed to ensure the uniform did not look odd in the light of the visit.
The uniforms were approved by ADF, which oversees the AFP and other armed forces.
“The ADF has given the AFP permission to wear their uniform, and we are consulting with the ADF and the President’s Secret Service on how they can be appropriate during this visit,” Mr Philips said.