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Nigel Southam 16 SEP 1966 - 02 JUL 2004
“It is now over 5 years since my dear son Nigel died on
2 July 2004 in the most tragic circumstances.
To those who knew Nigel, and particularly the ones who
volunteered to be pall-bearers at his funeral
on 9 July 2004 in Fremantle, WA , I want to say thank you
(I did not get your names, sorry).
He loved the Army as much as he did his lovely girls.
I am hoping you still think of him – perhaps
even have a drink for him sometimes?
If anyone has memories of him they would like to share with
me (even the risque ones) I would really appreciate it.”
Army September 3, 2009
By LS Paul McCallum
ARMY has taken out the ADF Nordic
and Biathlon Skiing Championship at
Mount Hotham with victories in the
biathlon and track events.
Members of 1 Topo Svy Sqn led the
charge in the Army team as Lt Ben Kreis
won the Army novice men’s ski trophy,
and Spr Yvette Maree won the Army nov-
ice women’s trophy. Their efforts gave
Army the overall novice trophy.
Meanwhile, Cpl Emily Dutton picked
up the Army women’s senior ski trophy.
Winning the novice trophy was a
“pleasant surprise” for Lt Kreis, who was
simply pleased to have reached a compet-
itive level after just a week of training.
“As a novice skier, we were able to
compete in the main races alongside the
more seasoned campaigners, which is a
great aspect of this sport,” he said.
“But the biggest reward was being part
of a great team that won the competition.”
HQ 1 Div spoiled a perfect catch by
1 Topo Svy Sqn, as Maj Filip Likar was
awarded the Army men’s senior trophy.
As well as the overall novice category,
Army won the men’s track and the men
and women’s biathlon sprint.
Navy narrowly won the women’s track
and women’s patrol events, and RAAF
WHEN it comes to floating a boat,
Norcom recently learnt a lesson on
the job – that beer-can engineering
is an inexact science.
HQ Norcom, assisted by Transit
Security Element 53, collected 1600
cans over four months, and then spent
four weeks and plenty of sweat build-
ing their entry for the annual Darwin
Lions Club Beer-Can Regatta.
HMAS Vigilans, decked in the
unit’s red and black, was rolled out
took the men’s patrol trophy in the face
of tough competition from Army.
Although all members of this year’s
team were from 1 Topo Svy Sqn and
HQ 1 Div, the competition is open to all
ranks and units.
“ The Nordic skiing community is
very tight knit and, although the compe-
tition between the services is fierce, it is
conducted in the best spirit and level of
sportsmanship,” Lt Kreis said.
“It was a testament to the more senior
skiers, who took the time to train up the
“And, while the sport is physically
demanding, it’s a great feeling hearing
the metal plates fall when you get some
accurate rounds down the range.”
Hardly beginners’ luck
All in his stride: Maj Filip Likar on his way to winning the Army men’s senior
Sailing on a tinnie or two
A shot at the title: Cpl Emily Dutton takes aim at the Army
women’s senior ski trophy.
Photos by Maj Christopher Reeves
The crew of
the water than
Leut Brooke Olds
fly too ...
in front of 10,000 spectators on the
shores of Mindil Beach.
Maj James Dugdell was tight-
lipped about the design and construc-
tion techniques. “ I can’t tell you,” he
said, smiling. “They’re trade secrets
protected by Norcom copyright.”
Lined up on the sand amid the
15 competing craft minutes before
the events began, HMAS Vigilans
received its finishing touches. As the
pontoons were added to the frame,
all fingers were crossed. There had
been no time for flotation testing.
The crew donned life jackets,
shouldered paddles and launched the
craft for its maiden voyage.
“We thought we’d kick butt with
a young, fit military team,” Leut Jon
Milton said. “But we spent the race
bouncing around the place trying
not to flip because the boat was too
Having finished fifth, the team
members reconsidered their construc-
tion and ripped off the boat’s bottom
five layers of cans.
“In the next Battle of Mindil race
we put five crew onboard the vessel,”
Leut Evan Smith said, “We obviously
over-compensated, as we spent the
entire battle taking on water. But we
had so much fun it didn’t matter.”
Funds raised were donated to an
Anglicare program providing servic-
es to frail aged people, younger peo-
ple with disabilities and their carers.
AS LEANYER Primary
School student Denny
Musgrove (left) launches
off the backs of Cpl Andrew
Harman, DFR, and former
North Melbourne AFL star
Glenn Archer, he has eyes
only for the ball. But the
hope is he sets his sights
on even bigger goals in
the future. The Darwin
youngster joined in one of
two recent lifestyle clinics
sponsored by Defence Jobs
and the AFL in the Northern
Territory and Adelaide.
Archer is ambassador for
an AFL/Army Award, which
promotes ADF careers.
Photo by Gnr Shannon Joyce
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