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THE bristling upper lips of the Air Force
have raised more than $80,000 for men's
At the time of going to print, 29
Air Force teams across Australia who
p articipated in charity fundraiser
Movember had raised $83,361.85.
In acknowledgement of the impres-
sive tally, ACAUST AVM Mark
Skidmore and his deputy AIRCDRE
John 'Sam' Samulski made the pledge
to shave off their moustaches on
December 9. Whether they lived up to
their promise will be revealed in the
next edition of Air Force News.
The proceeds of Movember -- where
men raise money through growing
their moustaches over the course of
the month -- will go towards depres-
sion support initiative Beyond Blue
and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of
A team of Joint Battlespace Air
Controllers (JBACs) -- calling itself
Mo-Schroders -- topped the Air Force
tally with more than $13,000.
It largely comprises staff and stu-
dents from the School of Air Traffic
Control (SATC) at RAAF Base
East Sale, plus ring-ins from around
CO SATC WGCDR Pat Cooper
raised more than $2700 as the highest
donating Air Force member.
FLTLT Peter Ferris, team captain for
Mo-Schroders, said Movember allowed
men to look more dashing and raise
funds for men's health.
"Everyone loves a charity that's a bit
different and most of the blokes have
great time grooming their mos and hav-
ing a dig at the blokes that struggle to
grow a mo," FLTLT Ferris said.
"We all think we look quite dapper,
but I'm not sure how the wives are han-
"As skipper of the Mo-Schroders,
I am immensely proud of my charg-
es and we are all very thankful for the
many people who have contributed to
SGT Candida Willis was a 'Mo Sista',
captaining the RAAF Base Tindal team
and helping to raise more than $9500.
"I formed Team Tindal in 2009 as
there were quite a few gentlemen spread
over the various units on base that were
keen to participate in Movember," SGT
"We have always received a positive
response to our fundraising and have
done various charity events such as a
dog wash, front gate coin collections
and offers for long-term moustache
lovers to shave off their mos when we
reach a certain target.
"I am a very proud Mo Sista of
Team Tindal's efforts again this year
and hope that their contribution will sig-
nificantly assist the fight against pros-
tate cancer and depression."
RAAF Base Townsville raised just
over $10,000. FLGOFF Joshua Daish
said the team had been supported by
local businesses and members of the
"Early last year, Townsville lost its
p adre to prostate cancer," FLGOFF
Daish said. "Also a number of members
around base are personally affected by
either depression or other health-related
"We even managed to raise over
$1000 towards Movember at our annual
officers' farewell dining-in night."
For full results of the Air Force network of
Movember teams can be found at http://
RIGHT ON CUE:
Above, FLTLT Dominic
Pace, of ALSPO,
elaxes after work with
a game of pool.
Photo: LACW Casey Gaul
WOFF Ian Swney, of
3EHS, prepares to
part with his 31-year-
old moustache at the
hands of Michelle
Photo: LAC David Said
CLUB: Above, FLGOFF
Rashmin Gunaratne, of
ALSPO, looks dashing
as he enjoys a cup of
ea at the RAAF Base
LOOKING THE PART:
Left, SQNLDR Corin
Murphy, of 3EHS.
Photos: LACW Casey Gaul
HAIR-RAISERS: From front to back
CPL Chris Rutland, AC Matias Kewe
AC Mohammad Rahman and AC
Ronald Droguett, of 1CCS at RAAF
Base Richmond, show off their
Photo: LAC Chris Ha
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