The day “kicks-off” at 10:30 h with the Forbes-Allen Trophy followed at 13:00 with the Short-West Trophy.
The Forbes-Allen is named after LTCOL Andrew Forbes and WO1 David Allen OAM For those who don’t know these two, both were long-time servants of 5/7 RAR (MECH) and integral members of the Battalion First XV Andrew Forbes (Forbo) went on to be CO of 5 RAR and Dave Allen…well…RSM 7 RAR and soon to be RSM FORCOMD.
The Short-West is named after BRIG Peter Short DSC and WO2 Adam West DSM Again, for those who don’t know these two, both were long-time servants of 5/7 RAR (MECH) and integral members of the Battalion First XVIII Peter Short was CO 5/7 RAR (MECH) and Westy has just been picked up for his first RSMs gig, no doubt looking to return to either 5 or 7 as the Stick.
The community of Brighton is supporting the day and the more Old Tigers and Pigs that we can get to the game the better.
Free entry, free parking and both Brighton AFL and Rugby Clubs will have their bars and canteens open
I’m expecting some notable members of the Battalion’s past to be in attendance, including those named above.
It should be a cracking day. The more ‘old boy’s we get, the greater the atmosphere