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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AWZT View Post
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    Can anyone tell what year the Australian Army phased out the M1 pots?
    I don't know the exact year for whole army phased it out.

    I wore a M1 helmet in recruit and Inf training in 1991 all my training staff wore kevlar and when posted to 3RAR in that year wore Kevlar helmet.

    I was told at 3RAR that they preferred the Israeli helmet at the time as they tested all the different helmets and body armour but the Israelis gave them body armour that was stuffed with newspaper.So the Israelis lost out.

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    How about Aussie Reserves? Do they still have any steel pots floating around?

    Or is everyone all Kevlar'd up?

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    nah, I havent seen a steel lid in years mate. I found some hiding in the back of a Q store, but not on issue

    I reckon you could reasonably expect the whole ADF to have Kevlar now. maybe not all the newest types, but steel lids have been out for a while.

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    No, reserves are still steel potting it. The only time they get Kevlar is if they borrow it from one of the battalions (wife is posted to a chock CSSB in an ARA position).

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    I didn't really get your question, were you after the higher percentage in age range, or unit, or corps or something else?
    The highest percentage of applicants to pass Selection is what I queried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    We never had an Ireland issue to deal with.
    Not counting Irish pubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrigal View Post
    The highest percentage of applicants to pass Selection is what I queried.
    Can't say I've ever seen a break down of success rates. However even after the Black Hawk crash when they had to replace the best part of a whole troop, the success rate was pretty low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    We never had an Ireland issue to deal with.
    would say there has been enough lessons learnt briefs to give you a head start if you ever did

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    I was thinking the under cover issue and having to protect identities.

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    given the islamic population in Aus and the ease of internet int gathering would say all sf pics should be made anon even candidates as some of them will make it through to be operators

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    I think the way they cut the doco and all the pics that were released of the selection were of candidates who didn't make the cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digrar View Post
    I think the way they cut the doco and all the pics that were released of the selection were of candidates who didn't make the cut.
    You are correct

    but still.....

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    They could give everyone ninja masks. Cuts out the drama when you can't see the lower lip wobble though.

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    All of the pics I post either on 2nd Commando or SASR are from the ADF media section on their website. In regards to identities, they still cover faces and blur out if not covered but it is not anywhere near as strict as it is with the Brits.

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    Default 2nd /17th Royal New South Wales Regiment



    Guard Commander Major Terry Nye leads his men in saluting the Colour Party at the Annual Church service at Millers Point, in NSW - Soldiers from across the Royal New South Wales Regiment (RNSWR) attended the RNSWR Annual Church Parade, at Millers Point, in NSW.


    Band Sergeant Major, Sergeant Michael Beeton, Australian Army Band (Newcastle), talks to Brigadier Paul Couch, Regimental Colonel for the Royal New South Wales Regiment, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Millers Point, NSW.


    Brigadier Paul Couch, Regimental Colonel for the Royal New South Wales Regiment, inspects the troops during the Annual Church Parade, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, at Millers Point, in NSW.


    Kilted soldiers from Alpha Company outside the Holy Trinity Church at Millers Point, NSW.


    Guard Commander Major Terry Nye leads the parade as it marches up the street in The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.


    Soldiers of Alpha Company, 2nd/17th Royal New South Wales Regiment (2/17 RNSWR), present arms for a salute to their Battalion Colours.


    Guard Commander, Major Terry Nye, belts out commands at soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd/17th Royal New South Wales Regiment, (2/17 RNSWR) before marching to the Annual Church Parade at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Millers Point, NSW.


    Corporal Michael Rockley, from Alpha Company, 2nd /17th Royal New South Wales Regiment (2/17 RNSWR) briefs his troops before forming up at the Rocks, for the Annual Church Parade, in Sydney, NSW.

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