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Commander’s Desk

THIS week marks the commencement of 3rd Brigade’s role at the forefront of the ADF’s operational generation and contingency operational...

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City Desk

I HOPE you are all enjoying our enviable weather and for those with children you had a chance to recharge during the school holiday...

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Red Shield Appeal

THE Salvation Army’s Defence services figured prominently during the official Townsville launch of the annual Red Shield Appeal....

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RAAF Roundup

RAAF Base Townsville has developed an exciting program for local schools. It includes visits to the RAAF Heritage Centre and...

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Sailing Adventure

SGT Tony White 1RAR, pictured, is no sailor, but he is a watch leader on an old-fashioned two-masted schooner. And, in the first couple...

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Black Hawk memorial

MEMBERS of 5Avn Regt paused on June 12 to mark the 21st anniversary of the Black Hawk crash at High Range that claimed 18 lives. Three...

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Ex Brolga Strike

NO sooner had 3Bde assumed responsibility as the “on call” Brigade in the Australian Army than it deployed on exercise...

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Seppy’s new skills

LCPL Septimus Quintus 1RAR earned his crossed rifles badge last month... but not in the conventional way. The coveted badge, usually...

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Craft at Geckos

A GECKOS Mums and Bubs group has, through craft, grown to be a powerful, uplifting peer-support group....

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Dunkirk Veteran

DUNKIRK veteran VIC Power, 98, still shakes his head in bewilderment at the MP who delayed his passage to one of the last rescue boats...

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Legacy cocktails

President of the Townsville Legacy Club Mick Reilly hosted a cocktail function at the Army Museum - NQ in the Jezzine Barracks precinct...

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Troops farewelled

TOWNSVILLE troops ready to deploy to the Middle East were officially farewelled at a Lavarack Barracks parade last month. COMD 1Div...

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Let’s do lunch

About 200 widows attended the Townsville Legacy Club’s mid year lunch last week. The lunch was one of the lead-up events to Legacy’s...

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Ancient bones recovered

MITHAKA Man, the skeleton of a pre-colonial Aborigine partially exposed by run-off from recent record rain in outback Queensland, was...

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Explore Townsville

SOME people genuinely enjoy going for a wander though a cemetery. Those people look for the cemetery in any town they happen to...

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WWI diarist

EVERY three months or so, HR services officer Steve Wilson (pictured), exhibits all the warning signs of one of those “born-again”...

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Poziere’s memorial

TOWNSVILLE will pause for just the second time in 101 years on July 16 to commemorate the Battle of Pozieres. The Townsville RSL will...

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PNG Election

THE Australian Defence Force has delivered election material to support Papua New Guinea’s 2017 national elections. Royal Australian...

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AAFC gliders

NORTH Queensland Australian Air Force Cadets are, quite literally, flying high as they take advantage of RAAF flying scholarships for...

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