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April 14, 2011
AIRMEN posted to an Army Barracks
often liken themselves to being like
fish out of water -- but that's not the
case for the Air Force Security Po-
lice posted to Holsworthy Barracks in
The members belong to the
Defence Police Training Centre,
where, as part of a tri-service team,
they train new members skills such
as self-defence and close personnel
Several Air Force trainees dem-
onstrated their skills in subduing a
'violent protester' on March 29 when
20 teenagers visited Holsworthy as
a reward for raising more than $500
each on Legacy Badge Day.
AC Chris Rice and LS Bevan
Sander made an arrest using non-
lethal force against a role-player,
which brought cheers and applause
from the students.
AC Rice also took part in a close
personal protection drill where they
escorted a 'package' -- role-played
by a colleague -- from a vehicle con-
voy to a building complex, when they
came under enemy gunfire.
Two of the team whisked away
the package while two other members
AC Rice said it was the first
ADF community engagement pro-
gram he had been involved with and
was surprised how receptive the vis-
iting teenagers were to learn about
Teens cop demo
Defence careers and what the Service
AC Rice joined the Air Force
seven months ago and said he was
looking forward to the day he could
employ his range of new skills sets
domestically or on operations abroad.
"I'm pretty excited by the new chal-
lenge," he said.
"I'm scheduled to complete the
10-week tri-service component of the
Service Police basic course in another
three weeks, before embarking on
For more information on the Defence
Police Training Centre, visit www.army.
YOU'RE NICKED: LS Bevan Sander, left, watches AC Chris Rice demonstrate an arrest technique using
non-lethal force at Holsworthy Barracks to a group of teenagers who visited the centre as a reward for
raising more than $500 each on Legacy Badge Day.
Photo: Michael Brooke
Air Force Band
April 19: A drummer and trumpeter
will support the reinterment of
FLTLT Lacy Smith, an Australian
Spitfire pilot killed during WWII,
at the Ranville War Cemetery in
April 25: The Air Force Band will
support the Anzac Day dawn
service at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.
April 25: The Ceremonial Band
will support the Anzac Day dawn
service at RAAF Base Point Cook.
April 25: The Ceremonial Band
will lead the Air Force contingent
participating in the Melbourne
Anzac Day march.
April 27: The Ceremonial Band
will support the 1RTU graduation
parade at RAAF Base Wagga from
Air dispatch reunion
The Air Movements Training and
Development Unit and 176 Air
Dispatch Squadron will hold a
semi-formal Air Dispatch past and
present reunion on November 26
at RAAF Base Richmond. Past
and present members of the Air
Dispatch trade or those who may
have held close ties to the trade
through unit postings, operations
and/or experiences are invited to
To register your interest, email
WO2 Anthony Eddie at anthony.
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