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Army November 12, 2009
BRAGGING rights went to 3 Tp, A
Sqn, in 2 Cav Regt's annual troop
competition, the Keldie Cup.
The competition was run over two
rigorous four-day exercises of mid-inten-
sity war fighting at the High Range and
Mt Bundey Training Areas.
The objective was to test and assess
2 Cav Regt members in teamwork, tac-
tics, techniques and procedures required
for successful cavalry operations.
Troops were tested on a broad range
of mounted and dismounted competen-
cies, including close target reconnais-
sance, route clearance, convoy escort,
observation posts, quick attacks and
screening operations, as well as respons-
es to mass-casualty incidents and civil
The winning troop, led by Lt Steve
Cotterill, reaped the benefits of the unit's
heavy training schedule for 2009, and the
recent operational experiences of a large
number of the unit's personnel.
CO 2 Cav Regt Lt-Col Dennis
Malone said the Keldie Cup gave sol-
diers an awareness of how far they could
push themselves physically and mentally.
"Individual and troop-level endurance
and cohesion are tested to the limit. The
Keldie Cup this year is equal in intensity
to any other training I have been involved
in," Lt-Col Malone said.
"The overall results were pleasing
and set an excellent baseline for training
He said the Keldie Cup ensured the
regiment maintained the ability to face
a broad range of threats in tactical envi-
ronments beyond the current MEAO
Named after 2 Cav Regt's first CO,
Lt-Col J.D. Keldie, the competition has
been contested since 1980.
Vandenberg -- gunner:
The exercise gave the
junior commanders the
ability to test themselves
while under the pressure
Tpr Andrew Raue
It gave us an understand-
ing of how a troop oper-
ates 24 hours a day, from
the troop leader to the
crewie to the drivers, and
how much we can actu-
WO2 Jay Robinson
It gave soldiers the tough
and demanding training
they deserve in a well-
Lt Tristan Hedger
-- troop leader:
The activity put the troop
through our paces and
allowed my soldiers and
me to understand exactly
where our capability lies
and what we can achieve.
A very worthwhile activity.
Smoke 'em out: A
member of 2 Cav
Regt conducts fire
and movement as
an ASLAV advances
during the Keldie Cup
Back row: Tpr Andrew
Behrndt, Tpr Ben
Sibley, Cpl Grant
Wharton, Sgt Paul
Williams, Tpr Brendan
Clohesy, Tpr Lee
Stirrett, LCpl David
Longney, Tpr Darren
Ball. Front row: LCpl
Tpr Joshua Atkinson,
Tpr Borce Trajkov,
Tpr Matthew Ash, Tpr
Dane Lennon (right).
2 CAV REGT
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