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November 21, 2013
LACW Kat Pearson
AUSTRALIA'S Federation Guard
(AFG) has handed over a $64,116
cheque to Legacy after fundraising
during Legacy Week.
It represented a quarter of the
total amount raised in the ACT for the
90th anniversary of Legacy.
Over the course of the week in
September more than 100 AFG mem-
bers sold badges and raised funds in
Legacy Canberra president Dr
Mark Lax accepted the cheque.
VCDF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin
was on hand to help present the funds,
along with members of the AFG.
CPL Christopher Thorne and
LS Barry Szatliewicz managed and
directed the AFG fundraising team
for the week-long donation drive.
"It was a great week spending time
with the general public," CPL Thorne
"They really did appreciate our
efforts. We got a lot of positive feed-
back not only for the Legacy collec-
tion but they also thanked us for our
service in the ADF.
"It was a privilege to be part of
this team of individuals who worked
their hearts out to raise money for
such a worthy cause."
AIRMSHL Mark Binskin said
it was an honour to present Legacy
Canberra with the cheque from the
men and women of AFG.
"The commitment the AFG
has shown in raising funds across
Canberra is a testament to Defence's
continuing support for Legacy,"
AIRMSHL Binskin said.
Call for submissions
for Heritage Awards
ENTRIES are sought for the biennial RAAF
Heritage Awards for 2014.
With the centenary of military aviation
being celebrated next year, the next round of
the RAAF Heritage Awards has the potential
to showcase the work of a new generation
of aspiring writers, artists and historians as
they vie for recognition in Air Force's premier
The awards were established in 1987 to
encourage people to undertake original artis-
tic and literary endeavours that record and
represent Air Force activities since 1921.
The competition is designed to enhance
the existing records of Air Force activities
and to encourage interest in its heritage.
The awards now include a fellowship
component that encourages research in the
field of Air Force history.
The prizes for each category are:
Art -- first prize $5000, second prize
Literature -- first prize $7500, second prize
Fellowship -- funding assistance to a maxi-
mum of $10,000.
Entries must be submitted by January
31. For entry information, see the Air Power
Development Centre's website at airpower.
Winners will be announced at a reception during
the 2014 RAAF Air Power Conference -- A Century
of Military Aviation 1914-2014, in Canberra on
PROUD MOMENT: VCDF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin and Legacy Canberra
president Dr Mark Lax with members of Australia's Federation Guard.
Photo: LACW Kat Pearson
A new beginning
CPL Judd Leverton
THEY come from an array of dif-
ferent musterings from bases all
over the country but the 12 gradu-
ates of the 01/13 Military Skills
Instructor (MSI) course now have
a common direction.
"I wanted a new challenge and
something completely different
away from mustering," said LAC
Wayne Teale, a Supplier from
RAAF Base Edinburgh.
"I'm looking forward to turn-
ing recruits from everyday civilians
into the next generation of airmen
and airwomen who are proud to be
wearing the uniform."
MSIs deliver a broad range of
training, including general service
knowledge, drill and ceremonial,
weapons handling and ground
defence. They are also responsi-
ble for maintaining discipline and
standards of recruits by effectively
role modelling the attributes of air-
men and airwomen.
No. 1 Recruit Training Unit
conducts one or two MSI cours-
es a year, with graduates being
employed as MSIs at 1RTU,
the RAAF School of Technical
Training, Australian Defence Force
Academy, Officer Training School
and the Defence Force Correctional
Before members can take on the
CHANGE OF DIRECTION: New MSIs from left, SGT Lee Skipworth, SGT Katrina Liston, SGT Shane
Marshall, CPL Joe Munro, LACW Michelle Boughey, LAC Joel Brettschneider, LAC Daniel Pinhorn,
CPL Damien Martin, CPL Adam Perotti, LAC Wayne Teale, CPL Craig Coubrough and CPL Ben Young.
MSI role, they have to undergo a
suite of prerequisite courses then
complete the five-week MSI course,
which includes instruction on drill,
dress and bearing, parades, inspec-
tions, rectifying faults, conflict
management, leadership and pros-
ecutor and defender officer duties.
SGT Shane Marshall, an Aircraft
Technician from the RAAF School
of Technical Training, knows the
significance of his new role.
"We all remember our instruc-
tors at 1RTU and that these people
have influenced our careers," SGT
CPL Ben Young, an Aircraft
Technician from RAAF Base
Richmond, said he had never really
thought of being a MSI until his
personnel manager mentioned it.
"I'm looking forward being able
to mentor new recruits," CPL Young
SGT Marshall was pleasantly
surprised by the course.
"I thought the course would
mostly be about drill and not mainly
focused on the instruction side,"
CPL Young said.
"I thought we would be treated
like recruits all over again -- instead
we were instructed as post-gradu-
ates and given all the appropriate
tools to be an effective MSI."
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