|Second Message from Tyrone - Events since July 2014|
2ND CAVALRY REGIMENT ARTICLE
The last half of the year for the Regiment has been quite busy. July included a number of fitness challenges set by the CO, LTCOL James Davis. This included a Regimental competition to win the Lighthorse Club BBQ via a tug of war, king of the ring and 3.2km TBAS, runners and cams run which the entire Regiment participated in. The overall winner was A SQN.
August saw the running of Soldier Skills 2 which is an individual soldier competition testing basic skills such as navigation, weapons handling of the F88 and F89, first aid and observation skills. The competition was conducted over the week of 05 – 08 Aug 14 and began with the Brigade’s Fittest Soldier test.
This activity is as follows:
This activity in itself was quite gruelling and tested the overall fitness of the Regiment. More upper body strength was required for a lot of people which just goes to show that the core skills of being able to climb up a rope and pull your body weight up a heave beam were lacking.
The following two days commenced the dismounted soldier skills within the close training area (CTA) across the road from Robertson Barracks. A SQN and SPT SQN did well however some personnel exceeded expectations. The performances in the CTA would determine the winner of soldier skills.
The final day of the soldier skills week was to be the culminating activity; Physical Employment Standards test which commenced at 0500h.
This activity included the following:
This activity was concluded with a breakfast at the Monsta Centre. The overall winner for the Soldier Skills 2 competition was TPR Roveda who was awarded the 2/6 Cav Cdo / 2nd Cav Regt trophy which was formerly awarded to the scout of the year. Seeing that the Regiment does not have cavalry scouts anymore we saw it fitting that the trophy be awarded to the winner of this competition which is to be conducted on a bi-annual basis.
During September A SQN conducted Keldie Cup at Mount Bundey Training Area (MBTA) with RHQ providing the safety staff for the activity. A SQN successfully completed the activity with the results to be determined at a later time.
Keldie Cup OICs and vehicle crews - 2nd Cavalry Regiment, AFVFFTS,
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