Home' Army News : September 2nd 2010 Contents INCOME TAX
SPECIALISING IN INCOME TAX RETURNS
FOR DEFENCE FORCE PERSONNEL
FOR OVER 20 YEARS
195 Samford Road Enoggera Qld
07 3354 3939
07 3355 4080
By Michael Brooke
SYDNEY-based 5 Bde recently
used a combined-arms training
activity (CATA) to deploy as a bri-
gade for the first time in 15 years.
Conducted in and around
Singleton, Exercise Morshead
Renascent provided the soldiers
with the opportunity to enhance their
collective training alongside heli-
copters, 105mm guns, light cavalry
vehicles and anti-tank weapons, and
to fulfil their training obligations for
the HRR and RRF.
More than 450 soldiers partic-
ipated in the exercise, which was
designed to develop the skills neces-
sary for 5 Bde reservists to deploy
on peace-support and domestic-
CO 1/15RNSWL Lt-Col Chris
Monsour, who commanded the bat-
tle groups, said the CATA provided
invaluable learning opportunities and
experience for all ranks.
"For me in particular, the oppor-
tunity to command a battle group in
a field environment, which presents
a range of operational and logistic
complexities, was a unique opportu-
nity," he said.
LCpl Matthew Daly, C Coy
4/3RNSWR, who is a member of the
HRR and has deployed on Operation
Anode, said he had never before
been involved in a field exercise of
such size and duration.
"I came here to complete my
training obligations for the HRR,
but what impressed me most was
how the brigade brought together so
many different capabilities. It was a
real eye-opener to combined-arms
operations," he said.
Pte Felicia Pell, 5CSSB, said the
CATA was a real learning curve as
she only joined the reserves from
school six months ago.
"There is no classroom or course
that can teach what I learnt from this
deployment. There are just so many
moving parts to an exercise of this
size and scale," she said.
Comd 5 Bde Brig Paul Brereton
said all levels of command in the
military appreciation process, pre-
paring and disseminating orders, and
battle tracking in a variety of tactical
situations were exercised.
"Ex Morshead Renascent allowed
our reservists to practise their collec-
tive tactics, techniques and procedures
over a sustained period," he said.
"Even more importantly, it ena-
bled our officers and NCOs to prac-
tise their skills and military art in a
collective, combined-arms setting.
"Overall, the CATA has con-
siderably enhanced 5 Bde's capac-
ity to support ADF operations and
In recent years 5 Bde has deployed
peacekeepers to Solomon Islands,
East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, as
well as on homeland security tasks
such as supporting APEC in 2007, the
Pope's visit in 2008 and Operation Vic
Fires Assist in 2009.
Maintaining order: Soldiers from 4/3RNSWR use their RRF skills to disperse mock protesters in the
town of Broke.
Photos by Michael Brooke
Moving forward: A soldier from 1/15RNSWL assaults an enemy position
during Exercise Morshead Renascent.
Security check: 1/15RNSWL soldiers process an enemy soldier after a
contact during Exercise Morshead Renascent.
5 Bde hones
skills on CATA
Army September 2, 2010
Links Archive August 19th 2010 September 16th 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page