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Army September 29, 2011
By Spr Nick Wiseman
SOUTH Australian training capabili-
ties have been boosted with the com-
pletion of new facilities at Horseshoe
Barracks and upgrades to the Cultana
The upgrades have been brought
on by the relocation of 7RAR from
Darwin to Adelaide earlier this year.
Working accommodation, training,
fitness, health, community facilities
and a combined mess were among the
$623m worth of new facilities incorpo-
rated into Horseshoe Barracks, located
within RAAF Base Edinburgh and offi-
cially opened on September 9.
The facilities include a purpose-
built driver training area on base for
armoured crewmen to maintain high
individual vehicle skills.
A 24-lane WTSS facility has been
built specifically for use by 7RAR
troops to refine their collective and
individual shooting skills in barracks.
The battalion also has an urban
operations training facility collocat-
ed within the barracks area, allowing
troops to easily conduct urban training
The project has also improved base
engineering services at RAAF Base
Edinburgh to support the new facilities,
providing substantial upgrades to elec-
trical, water, sewage, storm water, gas,
communications, security and transport
Speaking at the official open-
ing of Horseshoe Barracks, Defence
Parliamentary Secretary David Feeney
described the new facilities as "among
the best in Australia".
Upgrades are also planned for the
Cultana Training Area including new
permanent camp accommodation.
The new camp area will provide
sleeping, dining, ablutions, administra-
'best in Aus'
tive and logistic facilities to maintain a
high standard of training.
Other additions include a new urban
operations training facility capable of
supporting a battle group sized element
and a new field firing training system
range allowing armoured vehicles to
take part in live-fire training.
The upgrades and additions at
CTA expand the operational area from
470 to 2000 sqkm, enabling training
between the three services.
CA Lt-Gen David Morrison wel-
comed 7RAR's relocation to South
Australia earlier this year, saying the
move greatly enhanced the Army's
"The raising of 7RAR and its relo-
cation to Adelaide improves Australia's
security through the development of a
stronger, more versatile Army," he said.
New home: Commander 1 Bde Brig
Gus McLachlan speaks at the official
opening of the new barracks.
High tech: Troops from
7RAR demonstrate the
new Battlesim computer
network centre to official
visitors during the
opening. Inset, Defence
David Feeney and CA
Lt-Gen David Morrison
cut the ribbon to open
the new facility.
Photos by LAC Nicci Freeman
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