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This 122-page edition of NSCnews Online caps an extraordinarily busy month for Defence in NQ covering everything from the glitz and glamour of the 3CSR Ball, and RAEME dinner, through to the Commander’s Trophy events conducted during the month (Cross Country, Orienteering, Obstacle Course and Poziere’s Challenge).
It also features insights into the after-work lives of those around us… check out PTE Ashley Horne

 

 

tearing up the bitumen in a spectacular burnout in his HSV Maloo, for instance.
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SPORT – Rugby League

THE Islah’s Sparkle Shield charity rugby league match is played annually between 3rd Brigade and the Queensland Police Stingers....

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SPORT – AFL

COMMITMENT and drive from members of the 1RAR AFL team shone through in their grand final match-up against a 3CSSB-10FSB...

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SPORT – Triathlon

ADF triathletes had a busy time in August, participating in the three-day Townsville Triathlon Festival and the 3Bde Triathlon...

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Bank on Chris

MOBILE home lender Chris Di Giacomo might be barely into his 30s but he has already climbed the corporate ladder all the way to the...

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Explore Townsville

SOMETIMES, divulging a local hotspot is easy, and then there are times when I have to think about whether or not I want to encourage...

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Success bittersweet

SOMETIMES you can be too successful. Lee Smallwood (pictured) will exit Defence at the end of this year, mainly because she feels there...

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RAEME 75th birthday

IT’s always been a tight, tight collegium - outsiders call it the “RAEME mafia” - so the 75th anniversary of the Royal Australian...

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WO1 Courage turns 30

THE longest-serving member of 2Cav Regt - WO2 Courage II - was guest of honour at a surprise 30th birthday party last month. Courage,...

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DCO Fair

MORE than 2000 visitors enjoyed a stroll throgh Jezzine Barracks on a balmy August night at the DCO Fair. Organsier MAJ Steve Trewin...

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3Bde Orienteering

THIS year, orienteers contesting the 3Bde Orienteering Competition had a puzzle to solve, as well as checkpoints to find. Previously...

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3CSR Ball

MEMBERS and guests of the 3rd Combat Signals Regiment gathered at the Southbank Hotel for a night of glamour and festivity last month....

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Achieve Exercise

EXERCISE and keeping fit is second nature to most in the military, but it can also be a big help in combatting the symptoms of PTSD....

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31/42Bn Memorial

WITH a history sweeping back to pre-Federation days in conflicts as early as the Boer War, and incorporating such famous units as the...

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3Bde Cross Country

LCPL Eric Vincent 10FSB won the 3Bde Cross Country event last month. It was the first time in eight years, somebody other than CAPT...

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Cowboys Dine-In

THERE’S not too many professional rugby league teams that would get to experience a Regimental Dining-In night where all the customs of...

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Obstacle Course

THE Men In Black - 2RAR - blitzed the field in this year’s Obstacle Course competition. They produced a performance where everybody...

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2RAR Green Thumbs

LEGATEE Lachlan “Jock” Cameron got as much, if not more, than he gave by last month conducting a garden “tidy up” for 15 of the...

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Vietnam Vets Day

THEIR numbers may be thinning a little, but their enthusiasm and commitment to their mates was undimmed as veterans of the war...

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1000HP the aim

REVHEAD Digger PTE Ashley Horne 1RAR has a dream... it involves a workshop, a graph, and a readout saying “1000 horsepower”....

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Open Day

THE crowd was not quite as big as last year for the second Lavarack Barracks Open Day, but they were keen. One of the organisers MAJ...

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Womens Leadership

THE very successful NQ Defence Women’s Leadership Forum conducted at RAAF Base Townsville last month may become a regular...

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Model world

SCALE model fans should get themselves to the Army Museum-NQ at Jezzine Barracks on October 1. The North Queensland Scale Modelers’...

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Journey of respect

ROD Eade, a “cuisine technician” in the Vietnam War, is on a very personal crusade around Australia, and last week, he came to...

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City Desk

OUR city has a strong, engaged and active Defence community and earlier this month I was pleased to participate in the third Townsville...

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Commander’s Desk

THANKS to all those involved in the RSL Queensland sponsored Lavarack Barracks Open Day and Legacy Trail Run on Saturday. The success...

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FSE-7 farewell

ABOUT 70 members of Force Support Element - 7 were officially farewelled at a Lavarack Barracks parade last week. COMD 17Bde BRIG Paul...

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Plant Camp cancelled

THE expedition to retrieve the Burke and Wills cache of equipment and journals planned for this month has been cancelled... because, of...

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