I don't care what values some Oz grunt harbours. I don't care how sick his sense of humour, or what symbols he decorates his private quarters with, or what flags the KKK branch of the USMC thinks are appropriate to be associated with when taking group photos while in barracks But when the Oz soldier gets up, puts on his uniform and walks operational, he is representing the Australian nation and the Queen, and it is entirely inappropriate to prance about in uniform in the field bandying around any symbols of this nature. And yes, when an Australian Army soldier is operational, they are expected to behave like soldiers that all Australians can be proud of. ADF personnel in the field are expected to fulfill the Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct, as well as the ADF Values. From the Australian Defence Force Values: Integrity "Integrity is doing what is right. We behave honestly and ethically, and demonstrate the highest standards of probity in our personal conduct. We act fairly and accept personal responsibility for our decisions and actions. We build trust through productive working relationships. We do not allow mateship to be misused to cover up bad behaviour or bring the organisation into disrepute. Our actions clearly match our words." APS: 8.1.1 Section 13(12) of the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act) provides that an Australian Public Service (APS) employee on duty overseas must at all times behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of Australia. 7.1.1 To uphold the Accountable Value and the Code of Conduct (the Code), Australian Public Service (APS) employees are required to use Commonwealth resources in a proper manner and for a proper purpose. 7.2.4 Where there is no legislation, instruction or policy on a matter, employees should exercise good judgement to decide if a proposed use of Commonwealth resources is proper. They should ask themselves whether the action is of a kind that a reasonable person would agree was a proper use of Commonwealth resources. 6.4.4 Wearing or displaying political material by an employee is generally inappropriate. It may give the impression that the agency endorses the political material. In some circumstances, it may create doubts in the minds of clients as to whether their queries or applications will be handled impartially. Flying a German National Socialist flag from an Australian Army vehicle while operational may safely be said to be "generally inappropriate," does not "uphold the good reputation of Australia" and "brings the organisation into disrepute." Alternatively, by Australian law, if it is OK to fly a swastika from a Australian Army vehicle in the Field then it is OK to fly such flags from Australian Federal Police cars.