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July 21, 2011
LCPL Leif Abraham
AIR Force members from
Australia's Federation Guard
(AFG) joined forces with
the RAN Band from May
31 to June 2 to represent the
nation at the Brunei Military
The combined team devel-
oped a precision-drill display
of more than 300 specific
with an orchestrated musical
This was the first time
the RAN Band and AFG
Precision Drill Team (PDT)
had worked together and on
the international stage.
XO AFG CAPT Kathryn
Christie said the drill move-
ments conducted by the PDT
were performed without any
words of command.
She said it was also the
first time that new, dynamic
moves were added to the
PDT display including weap-
on twirling, throwing and
LAC Robert Griffith said
it was a great experience
working with the RAN Band
and performing for an audi-
ence of about 6000 people.
"The reception we got
from the crowd was great
and when the band did We
Are Australian the audience
went off," LAC Griffith said.
FLTLT Skye Smith
ALMOST $4500 was raised for the
Commando Trust when 4SQN hosted
the inaugural Williamtown Warrior
Workout at RAAF Base Williamtown
on June 24.
The event, organised by 4SQN's
SQNLDR Harvey Reynolds, was sup-
ported by 26SQN chaplains, PTIs from
381 Expeditionary Combat Support
Squadron and 4SQN personnel.
"The aim of the workout was to
raise money and awareness for the
Commando Trust, which supports
the families of Special Operations
Command personnel who are killed
or wounded in action," SQNLDR
"4SQN shares a close relation-
ship with No. 2 Commando Regiment
through its combat controllers, who are
frequently attached to commando units
as specialist support personnel."
The workout was held to mark the
first anniversary of a helicopter crash
in Afghanistan, which killed three
commandoes and a US Army aircrew
man, and wounded several other com-
A 4SQN combat controller who
was attached to the company at the
time decided to mark the anniverary.
About 40 people from units across
the base participated in the workout in
which teams and individuals sweated
it out for 20 rounds of six pull-ups and
"Most of the funds raised were
from a coin collection at the base exit
gates, which speaks highly of the gen-
erosity of all the people employed
at Williamtown, whether military or
civilian," SQNLDR Reynolds said.
A memorial service was also held at
which CHAP Peter Friend asked mem-
bers to honour those who paid the ulti-
mate sacrifice and support their loved
The Warrior Workout will now
become an annual event at Williamtown.
wows crowd at
for a cause
DON'T STOP: Sections from around RAAF Base
Williamtown take part in the Warrior Workout.
IN THE SWING: PTI CPL Eva Clarke, centre,
begins her next set of heaves during the
Williamtown Warrior Workout Challenge. CPL
Clarke completed 600 push-ups and 120
heaves in 12 minutes. Photos: CPL David Gibbs
NOW LISTEN UP: SQNLDR Harvey
Reynolds addresses the participants.
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