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Army October 1, 2009
By Capt Lauren Sanders
SWELTERING heat didn't deter 2 Cav
Regt's team from snaring victory at the
1 Bde Military Skills competition held
at Robertson Barracks from September
In addition to being the overall win-
ners, 2 Cav Regt's team were first in the
BFA, general knowledge and kit check,
drill, water crossing and observation lane
2 Cav Regt CO Lt-Col Dennis Malone
said it was a pleasing result and reflect-
ed the hard work and focused training
undertaken by the regiment throughout
"The cross section of soldiers from
the unit represented 2 Cav Regt to a high
standard and were motivated to give their
best when representing their mates in
front of the brigade," Lt-Col Malone said.
The competition comprised 12 chal-
lenges covering all-corps soldiers' skills.
Commander 1 Bde Brig Michael
Krause selected the teams at random
the day before the competition. He said
this measure was taken to ensure there
would be no stacking of the teams and
that competitors performed admirably and
to a pleasing standard regardless of corps,
trade or unit.
The first day started at 6am with a
BFA and followed with another twelve
hours of rigorous competition. At the con-
clusion of the first day 2 Cav Regt, 8/12
Battle of wills
in mil skills
Mdm Regt and 5RAR were still in con-
tention to take the cup.
The obstacle course was the ultimate
event on the last day of competition. The
section from 8/12 Mdm Regt, while not
the fastest through, accrued the least pen-
alties over the course to claim the crown
of obstacle course champion.
Second - 5RAR
Third - 8/12 Mdm Regt
Fourth - 7RAR
Fifth - 1CSSB
Sixth - 1CER
Seventh - 1 Armd Regt
Eighth - 1CSR
Maximum effort: The 5RAR team scales the wall on an obstacle course.
Photos by LCpl Shapiro Lwin
Hanging around: A 2 Cav Regt
team member negotiating a quarry.
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