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Army October 13, 2011
By Spr Nick Wiseman
SOLDIERS from 7 Fd Bty
dragged a two-tonne M2A2
Howitzer to fundraising victory,
raising more than $30,000 for
charity at the Perth City to Surf
on August 28.
Comprising 30 soldiers and
officers across the ranks, the team
started their training in June to
ensure they would be a force to be
Team manager WO2 Garry
Hogg said the event was brilliant
for all involved.
"Seeing the soldiers work as a
team was fantastic," WO2 Hogg
"The response we got from the
public was overwhelming."
The team planned and succeed-
ed in being the highest fundrais-
ers in WA for the event and took
out the Battle of the Bosses, which
attracted an extra $5000 cheque for
The soldiers proudly raised
more than $30,000 for CanTeen, an
Australian organisation supporting
young people living with cancer.
Initially thinking they would
finish the 12km event in about 1hr
45min, the team's training paid
off with them finishing the race
Running attire for the day con-
sisted of boots, cams and CanTeen
shirts worn by everyone, with 23
members on the gun and seven
The Howitzer gun has been used
over the years in various events
and pushes, but WO2 Hogg said
this was the first time it had been
used in an event with almost 42,000
"My primary role in the run was
to ensure the safety of all the other
competitors," he said.
Gun soldiers: A
team of 30 soldiers
and officers pushed
a Howitzer 12km
in the Perth City to
Surf on August 28
and raised more
than $30,000 in
the process. They
were the highest
fundraisers in WA
and won an extra
By Cfn Max Bree
HEAVY work commitments and
a lack of training couldn't stop Sgt
Tim Grover riding his way onto the
winners' podium at the Defence Road
Championships cycling event.
Sgt Grover, RMC Duntroon, finished
second in the criterium, fourth in the
road race and third on overall points at
the Sydney event from September 15-17.
Having won the championship in
2008, Sgt Grover was slightly disap-
pointed, but admitted he only had three
weeks of "medium-level" training.
"I was still happy that I got up there,"
After a pile-up of cyclists in the crit-
erium forced Sgt Grover off the road and
into a garden, he knew a big effort was
needed to stay in contention.
"I had to pull something out," he
said. "I just attacked and hoped for the
On an uphill stretch with 200m to go
Sgt Grover made his move. "I just put
my head down and gunned it."
Sgt Grover finished the stage behind
two other riders but with one disquali-
Grover comes in third
fied for not riding straight in the final
sprint, leaving Sgt Grover with second
place in the criterium.
Flt-Lt Damon Stefani finished first
overall while PO Dion Blair came
Pumped: Sgt Tim Grover puts in
the yards in the road racing event.
Photo by LS Brenton Freind
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