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Army May 4, 2012
Build it: Spr Nathan Williams, of 2CER, mentors Afghan trainees at
Multinational Base Tarin Kot’s Trade Training School. Photo by Cpl Melina Mancuso
On sale: Ptes Garric Garvey and Michael Lawrence, of 11/28RWAR, sell
Legacy Badges in Perth in the lead up to Anzac Day.
Photo by LS Nina Fogliani
Heads up: Cpl Lee Newham briefs his 2RAR section ahead of an activity
during the Duke of Gloucester Cup at the Singleton Military Area. The section
went on to convincingly win the competition.
Photo by LS Paul Berry
Lt Fiona Bikerstaff
THE returning soldiers of Timor-
Leste Task Group (TLTG) 3 were
officially welcomed home at a
parade in Sydney on the eve of
The task group, drawn mostly
from 8 Bde reserve units based
in northern NSW, returned from
their mission in late February.
Commander 2 Div Maj-Gen
Steven Smith said the parade
was an opportunity for family
and friends, and the Army, to
thank the soldiers for their work.
“You have brought great
credit to yourselves, your contin-
gent and your country,” he said.
The parade also paid special
tribute to TLTG 3 member Cfn
Beau Pridue, who died from inju-
ries suffered in a vehicle acci-
dent near Baucau on September
15 last year.
“Beau, along with our fallen
comrades, will always be in our
thoughts and in our hearts,” Maj-
Gen Smith said.
“Cfn Beau Pridue will remain
indelibly linked with the history
of the ADF.”
The TLTG 3 contingent
marched in Sydney on Anzac
Day and met with former CDF
Gen Peter Cosgrove (retd).
Pictured here, Gen Cosgrove
presents a medallion commemo-
rating the 70th anniversary of
Australian commandos serving
in Timor to Pte Dean Blackford.
Task group welcomed home
MEMBERS of Force Communications Unit (FCU) 7
deploying to the MEAO were officially farewelled
with a parade at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, on
DCA Maj-Gen Angus Campbell reviewed the
parade, accompanied by FCU 7 CO Lt-Col Steve
Most of the triservice unit’s 125 members have
been drawn from 7CSR, with 76 from Army, four
from Navy and 45 from Air Force.
The unit, which departs this month, will provide
national command and welfare communications
and information systems for Australian forces
deployed throughout the MEAO.
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