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Army December 9, 2010
Legends meet troops
By Samantha Townsend
A LUNCHEON with some
of football's biggest legends
raised $55,000 for families of
Australian soldiers fighting
More than 200 people attended
the Deployed Soldiers Welfare
Association's (DSWA) Legends
Luncheon at the Gallipoli
Barracks on November 24.
Special guests included former
AFL player and Brisbane Lions
coach Leigh Matthews; St George
Illawarra Dragons coach, Wayne
Bennett; and former Wallabies
captain Andrew Slack.
The luncheon aimed to raise
funds for families and dependants
of deployed service personnel.
Deployed Soldiers Welfare
Association president Jim
Shapcott said the event was a
huge success and he thanked par-
ticipants for their support.
"It's a privilege to support the
families of our fighting men and it
was great to see so many people
attending the Legends Luncheon,"
Mr Shapcott said.
"Our soldiers are risking their
lives defending our country and
it's important for us to assist them
and their families in every way
"I look forward to receiving
more donations for 7 Bde and our
deployed soldiers from corporate
Mr Bennett told attendees
he was proud to get behind the
"It's us giving something back
to these soldiers and the families
that make such a sacrifice for us,"
Mr Shapcott said the DSWA
was about providing support to
the families of soldiers who are
"The fund provides a ready
source of financial assistance to
ensure that families are provided
with resources and opportunities
that can support them while they
support our deployed service per-
sonnel," he said.
The DSWA is community-
based and is a tangible way of
showing support to the families of
all service personnel deployed on
It provides funding for social
gatherings where families can
meet, form friendship groups, dis-
cuss issues that concern them and
It can also provide funding for
resources such as computers and
web cams to assist in maintaining
contact with their loved ones.
The DSWA also aims to pro-
vide practical assistance on an as
needed basis to relieve the stresses
on the family unit.
Legendary: Rugby league legend Wayne Benett (back left) meets Capt Will Harvey (back right)
WO2 Adam Gillies (front left), Sgt Brad Percy and LCpl Adam Hanley. Photo by Samantha Townsend
Trooper proud to
march for troops
By Antony Underwood
"I WAS absolutely hon-
oured -- it was one of
the proudest things I've
ever done," said Tpr Ray
Kuhn after he led his
riderless horse, Fantasia,
through the streets of
Brisbane at the 7 Bde
Welcome Home Parade
on November 20.
Tpr Kuhn is a mem-
ber of the ARes unit, the
Lockyer Light Horse Tp,
based at Gatton at the foot
of the Darling Downs,
west of the state capital.
He was one of six members who led riderless
horses representing the loss of six members of 7 Bde in
"Fantasia and I represented Pte Tomas Dale," Tpr
Pte Dale, 21, from Adelaide, and Pte Grant Kirby,
35, died as a result of an IED explosion in the Baluchi
Valley on August 21.
Tpr Kuhn said he intended to contact Pte Dale's par-
ents and send them some photos taken at the parade.
He runs a security service in Warwick in his civilian
role but commutes to Gatton for ARes duties.
He joined Lockyer Light Horse about 18 months
ago with Fantasia.
"Fantasia's a three-year-old Waler. That's a heritage
breed of horses originally used in World War I.
"She's three years' old and comes from Clayton
Station on the Birdsville Track.
"I broke her in myself and paraded her in Beersheba
Day last year.
"The heritage uniform I wore at the welcome home
is that of a light horseman in World War I."
Proud: Tpr Ray Kuhn
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