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October 13, 2011
Tell us about the
other hats you wear
All Reservists (Active and Specialist) should recently
have received mail asking about your civil skills (formal,
self-claimed, experience) for the Civil Skills Data e-survey.
It is very important that you complete this survey as it
helps the Australian Defence Force better identify people
with speci c skills that can be drawn upon for emergencies,
exercises and deployments.
You will receive a half day pay for preparing and completing
the sur vey and it will also help your Reserve career.
It's time to complete the Civil Skills Data e-survey
There s still time for you to complete the survey. Make sure
you have all your paperwork ready licences, degrees and
other quali cations before you start.
If you have any questions about the survey, or any of the
information collected, please email your query and PMKeyS
number to ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov.au
You can complete the survey on your own or a Defence
computer, but you should complete it as soon as you can.
Visit www.civilskillsdata.com today
Skills in Reserve
POLICE have narrowly pipped Air
Force at the post at the second annual
Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane
Held at RAAF Base Richmond on
September 24, 16 teams of 20 people
attempted to pull a C-130 by rope
over 10 metres.
While most teams were from NSW
Police, first-time entrants from RAAF
Base Richmond made a strong showing.
Each team had three attempts to
pull the 40-tonne C-130, which was
placed on a flat stretch of tarmac to
ensure no disadvantage. The teams
with the five quickest times and
a sixth wildcard entry entered the
For the second year running, the
competition was won by NSW Police's
Public Order and Riot Squad, which
recorded a time of 12.28 seconds.
The RAAF Base Richmond team
managed 13.08 seconds, placing the
team as the runner-up.
NSW Police Commissioner
Andrew Scipione joined Commander
Air Lift Group AIRCDRE Gary
Martin in handing out the champion's
trophies on the day.
All up, team sponsorship and
donations managed to raise more than
$15,000 for Law Enforcement Torch
Run's nominated charity, the Special
"The Special Olympics is a tre-
mendous initiative that organises a
variety of sporting events for the intel-
lectually disabled at a local, regional,
national and international level," Mr
"It's an opportunity for them
to improve their fitness, meet new
friends, recognise their abilities and
build self-esteem and belief."
For the first time, family members
of NSW Police were able to attend the
Plane Pull, getting the opportunity to
see Defence up close. A C-130H was
provided on static display along with
a Squirrel helicopter from the Police
Police also attended with members
of their K9 Unit, and band. This year
has marked close bonds between law
enforcement and Air Force, with more
than 150 NSW Police transported
to Queensland by C-130 to provide
assistance during the floods.
... (well, for 10 metres anyway) as plane
pullers take on the might of a C-130 to
help the Special Olympics cause
MUSCLING IN: Left, LAC John
Giggins and team members from
the RAAF Base Richmond team
during a qualifying round; below,
AIRCDRE Gary Martin encourages
the Air Force team.
Photos: SGT Brett Sherriff
team from the
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