The September issue of ‘Stand To’, expressed the Association’s pride in the Battalion and particularly the 11 diggers who made up the winning section for The Duke of Gloucester Cup and the Ghurkha Trophy for 2018.
The Duke of Gloucester Cup, is the premiere Infantry military skills competition, designed to pit the very best sections from across the Royal Australian Regiment, competing for the coveted Duke of Gloucester Cup trophy. The competition tests soldiers across foundation warfighting skills, marksmanship training and physical endurance while under immense fatigue. In 2018, the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment placed first, despite the battalion currently being deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The winning team earns the right to represent the Army at the Cambrian Patrol. Exercise Cambrian Patrol is a continuous, 48-hour, long-range patrol exercise. It has been running for over 50 years and is considered to be one of the most arduous and prestigious military events in the world. The patrol tests battle-craft, robustness, leadership and navigation. Last year’s event saw the largest participation yet, with over 1200 British soldiers and 28 international army teams taking part.
Our Diggers need your help as this year, the 6th Battalion’s team of 11 members is seeking to additionally take part in battlefield tours of Pozieres and Fromelles. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and have emotional significance for these passionate soldiers of the Royal Australian Regiment. As a member of the Battalions’ own association, we are appealing to you, for any amount you can afford so as to make a significant contribution to the costs involved, which include transport, accommodation and the tour itself, which will be conducted from 21 – 25 Oct 18. There are 11 members attending.
Donations can be made to the Association’s bank account as follows:
6 RAR Association
Bank of Queensland
BSB 124 076 A/C No. 1016 3894`
Please use ‘EXCAM’ followed by as much of your name and initials as will fit, as your reference.
Alternatively, please follow the link below to make a donation using PayPal.
We thank you for your anticipated generosity.
Graham Smith, 6 RAR Association