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Army December 8, 2011
By Sgt Dave
officer has put
his spare time
to good use,
writing a book
on the history
McGravie, a career manager at SCMA, said
he started writing the book in 2004 after work
and during a few months' long service leave.
"The book starts with reference to aircraft
dropping ammunition in sandbags to besieged
troops in World War I and continues right up
to the present," he said.
"Australia's involvement in air dis-
patch operations began in 1942 during the
New Guinea campaign where the 'Biscuit
Bombers' gained a reputation keeping supply
lines open in hazardous conditions."
The book, containing 43 chapters, details
the highs and lows of the air dispatch units
during WWII, the post-WWII years, through
the Malayan campaign, Vietnam War and East
It was launched at an air dispatch reunion
at 5CER's Penrith depot on November 25 and
copies sold very quickly.
WO2 McGravie, the son of an ex-soldier
who'd served in Malaya, moved from
Scotland to Australia in 1980.
He enlisted in the ARes (177 AD Sqn) in
1986 and the ARA (176 AD Sqn) in 1990.
WO2 McGravie deployed to East Timor in
September 1999 with 3RAR.
He rates his 21 years in the ARA as the
"most absolutely amazing ride I've had while
researching this book".
The History of Australian Air Dispatch can be ordered
through the Air Dispatch Association of Australia at
Aviators cut it close
MEMBERS of 5 Avn Regt and supporting units
showed their solidarity with Capt Tim (Dutchie)
Dehollander on November 4 with Shave a Head for
Capt Dehollander was diagnosed with male breast
cancer six months ago and has undergone chemotherapy.
CO 5 Avn Regt Lt-Col James Brown was among the
members who volunteered to have their heads shaven
in return for donations to the National Breast Cancer
Foundation, raising more than $3600.
Paid up: From
left, Capt Jim
Crowe, 5 Avn
and Capt Tim
Avn Regt, with a
cheque for funds
their shave day.
By Cpl Melanie Schinkel
TO HELP the less fortunate dur-
ing Christmas at least 1000 of
Santa's little helpers will strap on
their helmets and rev their bikes
for the 31st Motorcyclist's Toy
Run in Canberra on December 10.
Coordinated by the Motorcycle
Riders Association (MRA) ACT,
the event is open to all riders and
will raise much-needed toys, non-
perishable food and cash to assist the
Salvation Army and St John's Care
charities in providing Christmas ham-
pers for needy children and families.
Last year the MRA event raised
about 250 toys, which assisted 70
disadvantaged families in the ACT.
MRA ACT President Jennifer
Woods said toy runs would occur
throughout Australia in the lead up to
"The toy run concept has been
embraced by the motorcycling com-
munity for many years. Other state
MRAs will host similar events but
some will be run by other motorcy-
cling associations," Ms Woods said.
"Donations of non-perishable
food and cash will also be welcome
but toys will be the main focus. I
encourage everyone to get involved
because it's a wonderful communi-
ty event and it feels great to inspire
smiles on the faces of underprivi-
leged children and families."
Motorcycling enthusiast and coor-
dinator for the Canberra Defence
motorcyclists group, Paul Brealey, is
decorating his Yamaha Sports Tourer
for the ride and encouraging Defence
members to get involved.
"From my early days in Defence
I learnt to appreciate the work of the
'Sally Man' and still do to this day.
If there is ever an opportunity to help
the Salvos, I'm there," he said.
On December 10, Defence par-
ticipants, including VCDF AM Mark
Binskin, will gather at Sir Thomas
Blamey Square from 8am and ride to
Old Parliament House for breakfast
before the event officially kicks off
"From Old Parliament House we
will travel around Parliament House
to Adelaide Avenue, around the big
roundabout at Woden and back along
Adelaide Avenue into Garema Place
where the charities will receive the
collected goodies," Mr Brealey said.
All pillion passengers will be
asked to donate $10 to the charities
and prizes will be awarded for the
best Christmas-themed bikes.
For more information on the 31st
Motorcyclist's Toy Run or to register your
participation email Mr Brealey at
Riders ready for toy run
Top phots shoot it out for annual award
Cpl Chris Moore,
1JPAU (inset), was
awarded this year's
Award for Australian
of the year for
this photo of
Forces Task Group
The Damien Parer
Award is open
the Army's small
cadre of highly
Australia and the
world to capture
visual records of
Australian troops in
Photo by Sgt
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