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Our Heritage – Thousands of Diggers marched beneath a huge Belgian arch to meet the enemy. Many would never return… but their names would remain on that arch forever and the Belgian people have commemorated their sacrifice every day, even while they were fighting the Germans elsewhere in the town. Now, 100 years later, the Anzacs have returned.

The town of Ypres (pr EE-pruh) in Belgium has a...
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Our Heritage Thousands of Diggers marched beneath a huge Belgian arch to
Ian Brennan
John Fenton
Trent Burnard
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04/20/2017 at 07:36. Facebook
If you're in Adelaide tomorrow, why not go down to the Adelaide Oval and watch our ADF team in the footy curtain raisers.

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Marcus Fielding
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Australian Army
04/19/2017 at 22:56. Facebook
Don’t forget to check out the latest edition of Army News with some great articles on TC Debbie, our soldiers training the Iraqis to take the fight to Daesh, new marksmanship skills training and the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment warfighting exercises as 3rd Brigade - Australian Army prepares to come on line.

Read about the Australian War Memorial 's dedication ceremonies of their...
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Robert Burpee
Lisa Coggiola
Denny Aiers
Australian Army
Australian Army
04/19/2017 at 07:27. Facebook
Our Heritage - The Dogtag that travelled further than its owner.

In Canberra today, an identitiy disk (sometimes called a dogtag) of a fallen Digger was handed over to his son, 73 years after being lost… but to really get a feel for the remarkable story, we must travel back in time. While this story is long, it is worth the effort.

It’s August 1940. John Lloyd Vaughan of Brisbane is working...
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Our Heritage The Dogtag that travelled further than its owner
Stewart Obrien
Allan Maclean
Tessa McGavock
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04/19/2017 at 04:14. Facebook
The dawn service is particularly poignant and solemn ceremony that is held each year on Anzac Day, marking the anniversary of the Anzacs’ courageous dawn landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

During the First World War, the half-light of dawn was one of the best times for a surprise military attack. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken in the dark before dawn, so that by the time...
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The dawn service is particularly poignant and solemn ceremony that is held
Les Little
Nigel Brewin
Carolyn Caldicott
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Australian Army
04/18/2017 at 23:49. Facebook
Anzac Day was first held on the 25th of April 1916 and marks the anniversary of the day that the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula more than a century ago.

Initially held to remember and mourn the diggers that died during the First World War, the meaning and significance of Anzac Day has grown to become a day on which we remember and commemorate all those that have served our...
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Les Little
Wayne Driver
Jane Ernszt
Australian Army
Australian Army
04/18/2017 at 07:55. Facebook
Our Team: Dedicated medic; skilled footy player; inspirational soldier.

This video highlights the stuff our soldiers are made of. Private Heather Anderson set out not to prove others wrong, but to prove herself right as she tackled many obstacles, physical and otherwise, to be an inaugural member of the Women’s AFL. Listen to what she says about her outlook on life and service and her passion...
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Stephen Kearney
Mick Crossman
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04/17/2017 at 23:13. Facebook
Our Equipment: A new ‘screw-on’ fitting to rockets available to the Australian Army is making them incredibly accurate reducing collateral damage, saving resources and creating an extremely capable support weapon for the Digger on the ground.

The APKWS is a module that screws onto the 2.75 inch folding fin aerial rocket (FFAR). The module has guidance fins that extend in flight and on each of...
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Our Equipment A new screwon fitting to rockets available to the Australian
Troy Aston
Dickie Smith
Chris Langmann
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Australian Army
04/17/2017 at 00:28. Facebook
Our Equipment - 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment - The Big Blue One - recently led the trials on the Mk 47 L40-2 Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher (LW AGL) and found it to be an amazing weapon.

Also known as the Striker 40 by the U.S. Army, it replaces the Mk19 AGL and is significantly lighter and more accurate. This is achieved by a highly capable sighting and fire control...
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Richard Armstrong
Margie Reiha
Helen Selfe-Maguire Roberts
Divine Providence at Gallipoli - One last account for the Sappers.

Under intense bombardment at Gallipoli in 1915, Lieutenant Elvas Jenkins was struck over his heart by shrapnel from an exploding shell. He would have died instantly, but the metal struck the Bible he carried in his shirt pocket, saving his life.
Lieutenant Jenkins survived the entire Gallipoli campaign but died a few months...
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Divine Providence at Gallipoli One last account for the Sappers
Damon McKenzie
Dean Wheeler
Lee Michael McCarthy
The Adventure Training Award is a series of field activities that are undertaken by senior cadets of the Australian Army Cadets. The Adventure Training Award is designed as the most physically challenging and demanding set of activities in which Cadets can participate during their years as a cadet.

The award, should the cadets successfully complete the six day assessment, will be the prized...
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David Mercer
James Darby
Jon Belmonte
What is a Team?
A collection of people who may associate due to a similar association or liking and who may cooperate to achieve an aim is a group. A team, on the other hand, is a group whose members are chosen for their particular skills. They will use those skills and they will coordinate and cooperate with each other in order to achieve a specified task.

The Army is a team made up of many...
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Bill Heisel
Neil Robson
Christopher Sheppeard
To commemorate some soldiers who never came home...

To finish our theme dedicated to Royal Australian Engineers, it would be remiss of us not to remember the sacrifice made by our military dogs, including the explosives detection dogs of the RAE. Any soldier who has served knows the morale-boosting effect of the dogs deployed. It allows them to connect to something reminiscent of home. And...
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To commemorate some soldiers who never came home
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Bob Richards
Albert McNamara
Our Work – Time to honour our Engineers.
It is a sad fact of conflict that chemical and similar weapons are used. Since WWI the engineers of the military have been in the forefront of fighting this insidious threat.

This image taken during the height of summer is of members of the Special Operations Engineer Regiment, Corps of Royal Australian Engineers, going through a clearance exercise of...
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Our Work – Time to honour our Engineers
Mick Bridges
Albert McNamara
Ian Clayton
Our Work – Time to honour our Engineers and their Military Working Dogs.
In the Army, during physical training, one might see a soldier with a T-Shirt emblazoned with the words: ‘Follow the Sapper!’ To the uninitiated, this may seem an odd thing… but to those who serve – or who have served – it has a significant meaning.

Sapper is a general term given to a soldier in the engineers within a...
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Our Work – Time to honour our Engineers and their Military Working Dogs
John O'Connell
Sean James Mason
Paul Reeves
Our Reserves – Following on from the RFSU vehicle mounted patrols that conduct reconnaissance, it would be remiss of us not to mention surveillance. There would be many soldiers out there – past and present – that have spent hours in an OP (Observation Post) or on picquet forward of the main body of troops, watching and waiting… and waiting… and waiting. That is the life of the soldier.

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Our Reserves Following on from the RFSU vehicle mounted patrols that conduct
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Stephen Kearney
Mick Hutchinson
The RFSUs and their forebears – the Light Car Patrols.
Our Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSUs) operate a G-Wagon 6x6 variant as they range the northern and western regions of our vast continent… but the origins of their skills go back a century!

During WWI, the Australian Light Car Patrols used Model T Fords mounted with a Lewis Gun and crewed by three soldiers. Initially their job was...
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The RFSUs and their forebears – the Light Car Patrols
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Paul Harrison
Mark Polson
Hercules! Hercules!
Continuing on with our RAEME theme, here is a tow truck of a different kind. The M88A2 Hercules is an armoured heavy recovery vehicle designed to repair and recover other heavy vehicles in the field.

The main winch is capable of 63 tonne single lift and even more when used with a pulley. Its armour can withstand up to 30mm rounds and armed with a .50 cal heavy machine gun,...
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Hercules Hercules Continuing on with our RAEME theme here is a tow
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Jack Hagen
Joel Stait
This image - AFV Repair in the Light Green by War Artist Ken McFadyen was commissioned by the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. It depicts a battlefield repair of armoured vehicles in Vietnam supported by armour and aviation.

For all our followers and fans who like tinkering with machinery or who just love what the Australian Army does, have a look at our RAEME mates doing...
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Darryl Hawke
Christopher Sheppeard
Roz Young
In the hoofprints of the Light Horse - Our Equipment: the M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

Most members and former members of the Army reading this will be familiar with the M113 APC… but did you know it was originally made by a tin can company? Or are you familiar with the myth around its supposed name: the Gavin?

In the first half of the 20th Century, the Food Machinery Company...
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In the hoofprints of the Light Horse Our Equipment: the M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier
Darryl Slight
Joan Mike Canny
Lesley Geoffrey Cooper