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SOLDIERS from 7CSSB helped
raise dust and dollars for people
with disabilities by taking part
in the Great Endeavour Rally in
A maintenance crew of mechan-
ics, welders and electricians helped
ensure participants’ vehicles kept on
the road for the eight-day, 4200km
road trip from Yeppoon to Cooktown
and back down to Hervey Bay.
This was also the first time in
7CSSB’s four-year involvement in
the event that Army teams took part
in the friendly competition, finishing
the race mid-pack.
Platoon Commander Lt Cameron
Richardson said his team was excited
to be involved.
“It’s a great opportunity to get
them out and about and apply their
trades in a different setting,” he said.
The maintenance crew was kept
busy each night, sometimes working
until the early hours of the morning
fixing suspension and other mechani-
“We pretty much worked on
every car that was there and only two
cars didn’t make it to the finish out of
43,” Lt Richardson said.
The Endeavour Foundation’s
Paul Purcell said they were grateful
for the Army’s involvement.
“The support that the Army gives
is just crucial to making the event as
safe and successful as it is,” he said.
“It’s great that they get to be
involved and get into the thick of it
this year like the other guys do.”
The team took five G-Wagons
and a medium recovery vehicle
on the rally, tackling tricky terrain
including steep hills, river crossings,
sand and mud.
Cfn Gage Raymond said the
course was fun.
“The roads and tracks are awe-
some – nice and bumpy – and there
are lots of obstacles that are really
fun to cross and move your way
through,” he said.
“It’s such a good idea to be part
of the rally because it’s for a good
The 7CSSB team raised around
$1000 towards the Endeavour
Foundation’s $300,000 goal, which
helps provide opportunities for peo-
ple with disabilities.
CSSB soldiers raise money for people with disabilities
July 13, 2017
Capt Anna-Lise Brink
ARMY’S new style of shooting was put to the
test during 7 Bde’s annual shooting competition
on June 14-15, with 6RAR taking the overall unit
Event organiser Capt Bryce Turner, of 6RAR,
said the competition moved away from the traditional
applied marksmanship practices and instead followed
the new military shooting continuum being rolled out
at training institutions.
“Whereas the old style of shooting was more about
the static application of fire from various positions,
this new style of shooting, under the military shoot-
ing continuum, employs lots of shooting from cover,
lots of shooting from different positions, as well as a
number of individual and collective milestones we’re
trying to assess,” he said.
The 48-hour competition involved eight of each
unit’s best F88 shooters tackling multiple challenges,
including LF6 by day and night, rifle standards test-
ing, firing from 600m with a scope and spotter, as well
as firing from various items of cover, such as vehicles
“A lot of soldiers haven’t been instructed correctly
on how to actually engage targets from cover and from
positions other than just the static prone unsupported
position,” Capt Turner said.
“So it helps these guys get exposure to that and see
that it’s not a black art, it’s very simple and it’s how
we should be doing our shooting.”
Participants also had to complete fatiguing chal-
lenges like forced marches, combat movement and
6RAR won the competition, followed closely by
8/9RAR and 1 Regt RAA.
Pte Lee Anderson, of D Coy, 6RAR, took indi-
vidual honours after scoring 205/235 on LF6 by night
without using optics.
“A lot of people would struggle to hit 205 by day
using actual optical sights, so 205 by night using just
night vision goggles, which don’t have any zoom or
enhancement capability, is very impressive,” Capt
6RAR soldiers hold the 7 Bde shooting
competition trophy with Brigade Commander
Brig Anthony Rawlins.
A G-Wagon traverses
a small water crossing
during the Great
Photos: Sgt Mick Bott
Cfn Gage Raymond,
THE efforts of Sgt Jarrod Poxon in bringing together
military and Aboriginal communities around Simpson
Barracks helped earn him a CSM in this year’s Queen’s
This included coming together for football games,
along with soldiers learning about the Indigenous culture
“We knew there were significant Aboriginal sites on
Simpson Barracks, but we didn’t know their full mean-
ing,” he said. “They were completely surprised we
approached them; they didn’t realise we wanted to have an
understanding of their culture, they were willing to come
out and teach us.”
Sgt Poxon’s citation credits his development of the
barracks’ National Reconciliation Week Program and
improved cultural awareness among military personnel.
“For soldiers, not everything is measured in the field,
and community engagement is something we found essen-
tial,” he said.
“For the community, it’s great to see uniformed people
out and listening to them, where at times in the past there
wasn’t that interaction. They’d just see us travelling to and
from exercises. It goes back to being a good neighbour.”
CSM honour for
Gary Rayner, of Pinbarren, has a chat to Cfn Wayne Wright
while he has a look over his vehicle before the start of the rally.
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