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Army June 23, 2011
By Bob Dikkenberg
Say again, over
If you can think of a clever, witty caption for the picture, above,
email email@example.com with "caption
competition June 23" in the subject line. Keep entries under
25 words. Entries MUST include sender's name, rank and unit.
June 9 winner
"The new ADF gap year
program promises to
deliver in pilot roles."
Lt Matthew Maley
School of Inf
We also liked ...
"Dad thinks his Monaro is
hot, wait til he sees what I
park in the driveway."
WO1 Wayne Hunt
THE winners of the two copies of the book Forgotten Men are Maj Amanda Parry,
HQ 1 Div and Sgt Jason Turk, ASEME Ops. The answer to the question what year
was the Veterinary Corps disbanded is 1946. The five winners of Jess McGarry's
debut album Everyday is a Holiday are Pte Peter Noble, 6 Avn Regt; Spr Daniel
Davis, 3CER; Sgt Rachel Ralston, 1 Psych Unit Sydney Det; SCdt Michael Kiting,
RMC; Pte Lin Yu, 8/9RAR.
Battle Scarred by Craig Deayton
Big Sky Publishing, $34.99
BATTLE Scarred tells the story of the
47th Battalion of the first AIF, claimed
to be Australia's most battle-hardened
and shortest lived unit of World War I.
The battalion fought in Pozières,
Mouquet Farm, Messines, Passchendaele,
and took the brunt of the German assault at
First-time author Craig Deayton has
done well delivering the battalion's history.
He deploys a flashback method of tell-
ing the stories of the soldiers, which cuts
from the Western Front trenches to rural
Queensland and back again.
The effect is a thoroughly engrossing
read that humanises the stories of the men
Although not in the realm of Anthony
Beaver or Les Carlyon, it would not take
much for Deayton to get there.
-- Cfn Max Bree
Army has a copy of Battle Scarred to give away.
To enter the draw send your full name and contact
details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Solid account shows scars
KIA Sportage Platinum
Engine: 2-litre Diesel engine
135kW, 392Nm of torque.
Test vehicle RRP: $39,490
Reviewer: Sgt Andrew
TO SAY I was surprised
would be an understatement
after testing the 2011 KIA
Sportage Diesel 4x4 plati-
Having never sat in a KIA
of any description let alone
driven one, I'll confess I was
a badge snob, not considering
any of the Korean-produced
vehicles on offer.
The quiet and responsive
135kW diesel engine was
a high point of the test and
depressing the go pedal at any
time gave maximum power
Maximum torque levels
were also there to assist with
propulsion duties between an
The Sportage's off-road
capabilities were not tested,
other than pressing the AWD
lock button splitting the
torque between the front and
back wheels during a heavy
downpour of rain.
The Sportage has a decent
road presence and the paint-
work finish is up to the stand-
ard of Japanese brands.
On the inside, the two
leather front seats were heated
and cooled. Leg room in the
back was more than accept-
able for adults and two could
sit side by side in comfort.
Three would be a stretch.
The extensive equipment
list on the platinum model
was impressive, including
dual-zone climate control,
LED daytime running lights,
18-inch alloy wheels, auto-
matic dimming rear view
mirror and reversing camera,
power windows and driver's
seat, ABS, ESP, too many air-
bags to mention and a six-disc
MP3-compatible CD player.
The Sportage would be
great for a family of four or
less and includes a five-year
unlimited kilometre warranty.
Korean quality: The KIA Sportage is a surprisingly
Photo by Sgt Andrew Hetherington
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