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Army February 18, 2010
By Michael Brooke
MORE than 30 soldiers from 5 Bde were
rejoicing over the opportunity to serve
on back-to-back deployments following
their successful stint with Rifle Company
Butterworth (RCB) 88.
120 reservists recently returned from
Malaysia, where they benefited from a period
of intense training that has better prepared
them for roles in the HRR and the challenge
of an operational deployment.
The training and promotion courses
have prepared soldiers from 1/15RNSWL,
43RNSWR and 1/19RNSWR for deployment
on Op Anode 21.
Cpl Leighton Haywood-Smith said he and
four of his diggers would soon commence
force prep for Op Anode in the countdown to
their first operational deployment.
"The intense training we did in Malaysia,
including the Junior Leaders' Course, Jungle
Warfare Training and the live-fire exercises,
has greatly enhanced our preparation for Op
Anode," Cpl Haywood-Smith said.
More than 50 of the RCB 88 soldiers who
were members of either the 5 HHR or 5 RRF
Coys said the training regime helped them to
maintain their training obligations.
The training served to encourage a further
dozen reservists to make the leap to full-time
Comd 5 Bde Brig Paul Brereton wel-
comed home the reservists at RAAF
Richmond on January 31.
"You come back with an extraordinary
range of new skills and greater experience
that has added sensationally to this brigade's
capability," Brig Brereton said.
Items removed from sale/issue
Berets of all types except the khaki-cotton drill issued
under B/S 3004/05. Sweater V-neck is now only issued
from a pool at point of entry. Lightweight trousers, slacks
and skirts have been replaced by the heavyweight vari-
ant. Uniform safari suit is removed. Patrol whites are
removed. Shirt, mess, white, tropical is removed from
the scales. Members are only to wear the issued white
Requests for priority for made to measure uniforms
should be endorsed/approved by member's immediate
supervisor or CO. For requests for priority, email helen.
Large green towels
Large green towels are now available from clothing
Direct clothing enquiries to the WO2 Anthony Romkes on (03)
9282 6602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 1960s era Army Sioux Light Helicopter made its
final journey back to RAAF Amberley on the back
of a 9FSB semi-trailer on November 24.
The A01-738 helicopter was the last of the 65 Bell-
47 helicopters acquired by the Army and flown by 16
Army Light Aircraft Sqn which operated out of RAAF
The helicopter was received in 1969 and was flown
in South Vietnam by 161 (Independent) Recon Flight
before returning to operate from Amberley and subse-
quently the new Army Aviation Centre at Oakey.
The Sioux was used as a display aircraft with the
Indonesians prior to an aid program that delivered 12
Bell-47 helicopters to their military.
Its home for the past 34 years has been the Army
Aviation Museum at Oakey, which has now loaned it
as a permanent exhibit in the new RAAF Amberley
Aviation Heritage Centre.
The CO of 9FSB Lt-Col Andy Fidge handed over
the documentation for helicopter to Wg-Cdr Clive
Wells, the RAAF Amberley Base Executive Officer, in
a brief informal ceremony.
Troops home from Malaysia
Nice work: Brig Paul Brereton welcomes home Cpl Leighton Haywood-Smith and the members of his section who were awarded the Champion
Section RCB 88 trophy.
Photo by Michael Brooke
Wells in the
Photo by LAC Dan
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