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Army October 15, 2009
SOME editing errors occurred in the
article "150th birthday bash" on page 7
of Army's October 1 edition. The article
related to 2/14 LHR (QMI)'s anniversary
celebrations in 2010.
The anniversary of the unit now known
as 2/14 LHR (QMI) is February 27, 1860,
not February 17 as printed.
Some words were also omitted from
the last sentence, which should have
read: "Events will also be held on Anzac
Day, and on August 4 the regiment will
remember the achievements of the Light
Horse at the battles of Elands River,
Chunuk Bair and Romani."
Anyone who wants to support the
150th celebrations or who would like
more information should contact 2/14
LHR (QMI)'s Adjutant, Capt Andrew
Baker, on (07) 3332 6554 or Andrew.
2/14 LHR (QMI) anniversary corrections
By Cpl Jane Ashby-Cliffe
WITH its sleek organic-green
exterior and thumping V8
engine, Project Digger is guar-
anteed to turn heads when
unveiled at Summernats in
Canberra in January 2010.
Apprentices of the Army
School of Electrical and
Mechanical Engineers (ASEME),
have transformed a 1978 Ford
LTD, the traditional 1970s gen-
eral rank staff car, into a high-
performance vehicle to replace
Armygeddon will be retired
to the Bandiana Museum in
December, but is sure to make
appearances as requested.
Project manager Lt-Col
Thomas Regener said Project
Digger was CA Lt-Gen Ken
Gillespie's newest capability to
brand Army and showcase techni-
cal trades to the motorsport pub-
"Project Digger has been
designed and built in-house with
the diversity to appeal to both
high-performance and, show and
shine vehicle categories, unlike
Armygeddon which was perform-
ance based," Lt-Col Regener said.
"The vehicle will receive an
impressive high-gloss paint job
and air brushing before its unveil-
ing, which lends itself better for
For the past 18 months,
ALL Defence personnel are invited to par-
ticipate in naming the Project Digger vehicle.
The prize is a Team Army signature shirt
and cap. Some of the suggestions received
so far are Sniper, Digger, The General and
Send your entries to:
Project Digger Naming Competition
C/- CSC Latchford Barracks
Bonegilla VIC 3694
The new street machine
ASEME apprentices have dedi-
cated their Wednesday nights to
enhance their skills in construct-
ing Project Digger.
Chief mechanic Cpl Ben
Hewlett said the original 1978
Ford LTD was not a particularly
attractive vehicle, but with a few
alterations it was transformed.
"The LTD has big, long sweep-
ing lines with a lowered roof and
reverse opening rear doors, a race
spec engine and driveline, pur-
pose-built suspension and brakes
with show quality paint and panel
work," Cpl Hewlett said.
"The trainees are very excited
and looking forward to the unveil-
ing at Summernats none of which
would have been possible without
their commitment and hard work.
"Most people work hard to
enjoy the things they love outside
work, not many get the opportu-
nity to be paid to do what they
Through different stages
of construction Project Digger
has featured in Street Machine
Magazine and Street Machine
Ford and is expected to impress
YOUR CHANCE TO NAME THE BEAST
Tinkering: Cfn Erin Taylor inspects the pistons on the engine.
Revving up: Soldiers test the comfort of the seating in the 1978 Ford.
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