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PHOTOS from the Defence Charity Ball
held on August 7 can be found on the
public drive on the DRN under "Defence
Charity Ball 2010". Contact Cpl Kim Allen
at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
THE Regional Education Detachment
-- South Queensland is calling for nomi-
nations for the TAA04 Certificate IV in
Training Assessment. The course will be
held from September 6-17 at the Blamey
Education Centre, Gallipoli Barracks.
The course is limited to 25 trainees who
will be selected based on their need to
hold the TAA Certificate IV qualification
(ie, those who are required to develop or
assess training as part of their current or
future postings). Members applying for
the course will also be required to apply
for recognition for the delivery competen-
cies of the course. To nominate for the
course, email your name, rank, unit, cur-
rent position and a brief justification as
to why you require the qualification to the
Regional Education Detachment -- South
Queensland at RegionalEducationDet.
THE 2010 Legacy eight-hour event will be
held on September 3. Relay teams made
up of two to four members will run, moun-
tain bike or walk as many laps as possible
in eight hours. All money raised will go
to Legacy. Contact Cpl Brett Elleman on
(02) 6055 2539 or email brett.elleman@
THE winners of the three copies of the
book War Dogs drawn on August 2 are:
Cpl Leisa Rendalls, C Coy 1RTB, Tpr
Benjamin McMahon, 5 Avn Regt, Pte
Kristina Voigt, HQ 1 Bde.
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"The newly raised Foul Aroma
Recon Team perform their drills"
Pte Michael Margera
"Members of ARTC learned the
most important skill today, the
Bdr Thomas Grieve
"With the release of the
new buddy system it is now
illegal to kiss your own butt
WO2 Robert Lockwood
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"... and you shake it all
Capt Drew Horsell
Death Between the Lines
Author: Ian Grant
Publisher: Triple D Books
THIS book has something for everyone.
There's heaps of blood-and-guts
action with an AIF battalion in France's
muddy trenches, some unsolved murders
in 1920s Sydney, and a touch of romance
-- but not enough to spoil the book for
those who buy it for the first two reasons.
Rex Pymble, a Sydney detective, joins
the AIF after the unexpected death of his
wife. He mentions his former occupation
on his enlistment form hoping it will get
him into officer training.
His plan backfires and he is posted to
the Provost Corps where he is sent into
the trenches to investigate money going
missing from a battalion's trust fund.
The gritty description of life (and
death) in the trenches shows the author
has done his homework. You can almost
smell the rotting corpses.
Moving forward to 1930, Pymble
comes across a list of unsolved murders.
On closer examination he finds the vic-
tims are all blokes from the battalion he
visited in France.
Along the way he becomes involved
with a police inspector's daughter and
both the romance and investigation move
along fairly quickly, taking them to
Denman in the Hunter Valley.
With the help of a switched-on coun-
try cop, the murderer is arrested after
a brief shoot-out, the whole mystery is
cleverly unravelled, and the hero and his
girl ride off into the sunset, so to speak.
This is the author's first novel and he
hasn't done a bad job of it.
A very good read and at times hard to
By Bob Dikkenberg
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