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Army September 15, 2011
By Cfn Max Bree
TWENTY-EIGHT years of tradition came
to an end on September 2 with 3RAR sol-
diers selling their last Legacy badges on the
streets of Sydney.
Three hundred and fifty soldiers spread out
through the Sydney CBD selling traditional
Legacy pins alongside new-age wrist bands
and MP3 players.
Since 3RAR moved to Holsworthy
Barracks in 1983, its soldiers have hit the city
streets each year to help support the fami-
lies of military personnel killed while serving
the nation. By the time Legacy Week comes
around next year, the battalion will be based in
In the past 28 years, 3RAR soldiers have
collected millions of dollars for Legacy from a
Selling badges in the Sydney CBD, Pte
Scott Campbell said there was no need to has-
sle the public for donations, with most unable
to resist the sharply dressed soldiers.
While LCpl Kyle Stockdale saw donations
coming from some unexpected people.
"We've had a lot of English, Kiwis and the
Americans are right into it."
CO 3RAR Lt-Col Trent Scott hoped to sup-
port the battalion's main charity once they had
moved to Townsville.
"Legacy does a good job of looking after
the children of deceased and wounded Defence
members," Lt-Col Scott said.
"We like to contribute in ways other than
providing the blanket of freedom and security
under which the nation sleeps at night."
A lasting Sydney legacy
Fund raisers: Pte
Robert Lynch (left) sells
badges while Pte Scott
Campbell and LCpl Kyle
Stockdale (inset) chat
with a US Air Force
veteran on Legacy Day
Photos by Cfn Max Bree
IF YOU or someone you know is doing
great work in security, then you still have
time to enter the inaugural Defence
Excellence in Security Awards before
nominations close on October 17. The
awards honour and celebrate outstanding
achievements in security by Defence and
Defence industry security specialists, lead-
ers, teams and individuals. To enter, go to
visit the Defence Security Authority site on
THE 2011 Chief of Army History
Conference will be held at the National
Convention Centre in Canberra on
September 29-30. The conference will
investigate the machinations and inter-
national manoeuvring in the years before
the outbreak of World War I. It will also
examine the state of defence planning in
Australia, the British Commonwealth and
the European powers as they sought to
prepare for the conflict. Serving personnel
can register at the special rate of $150 for
the two-day conference. The registration
fee covers refreshments and lunch for both
days. For more details, go to www.army.
DEFENCE families in the Melbourne
area can look forward to a new event at
Victoria Barracks on November 13. The
Remembrance Activity is a family day
with activities for all ages and a fundrais-
ing event for the Compassionate Friends,
Legacy, Redkite and Kidsafe. There will be
gourmet food, family and children's enter-
tainment, and a Challenge Cup involving
six-person teams competing in games of
tennis, volleyball, indoor soccer and tug of
war. The Army and Navy bands will also
support the day. Money from team admis-
sion and independent team fundraising will
go directly to the charities. For more infor-
mation contact Capt Cam Ward
on 0430 369 146.
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