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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
    I have no idea what the different policies are between Aussie SF and UK SF in regards to public relations and such, but I would hazard a guess that the photos distributed officially by or in partnership with their respective MOD would be done to go a SMALL way in satiating the public appetite for how their tax dollars are being spent on sexy SF stuff, to stay "front of mind" with the public/elected government when it comes to the perpetual battle for budget, to be one of the sexier marketing and advertising opportunities to recruit young folks into the Forces, to challenge existing pers in service to give Selection a crack, and to deter potential adversaries they will get it in the ear at O Dark Hundred from these guys if they start *****.

    All done in a controlled environment directly or in partnership to get as much bang for the buck without giving up the crown jewels.
    Interesting explanation, I can see it could be to show you getting your moneys worth.

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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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    1st Armoured Regiment provided a Firepower demonstration to 7 Brigade, showing off the ability of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) at Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA), Rockhampton.


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    Default No.4 SQN Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Unit



    Members of No.4 SQN Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Unit conduct continuation training in the field around RAAF Base Williamtown.


    Members of No.4 SQN Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Unit conduct continuation training in the field around RAAF Base Williamtown.


    Members of No.4 SQN Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Unit conduct continuation training in the field around RAAF Base Williamtown.


    Members of No.4 SQN Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Unit conduct continuation training in the field around RAAF Base Williamtown.

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    Private William Roberts scans the surrounding countryside for any potential threat as he and his fellow infantry soldiers provide a security screen for Australian Army Engineers conducting survey work for future reconstruction projects in Oruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan.


    Sergeant Ricky Morris stands knee deep in a rapid flowing Afghan stream as he and fellow engineers from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force survey the location for a much needed river crossing in southern Afghanistan.


    Local Afghan children go about their daily chores, oblivious to the Australian patrol from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force, who are visiting their area in preparation for future reconstruction missions.


    Captain James Scott (left) and soldiers from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force patrol through the Mirabad region of southern Afghanistan, during a mission to inspect reconstruction works and inspect the locations of future projects.


    Captain James Scott, a Project Engineer with the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force moves across the Afghan countryside. Captain Scott is on this patrol to survey future reconstruction projects in Oruzgan Province.


    Private Daniel Sudweeks (centre), moves ahead of his fellow 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force soldiers during a reconstruction patrol in Oruzgan Province.


    Private Damian Boxall patrols through a wheat field in Oruzgan Province during a reconstruction inspection and reconnaissance mission in support of the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force.


    Private Bradley Halpin an Infantry soldier from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force’s Combat Team Tusk prepares to step off during a mission to inspect reconstruction projects and survey for future works. Private Halpin and his fellow platoon mates are tasked with providing security for the Australian Engineers, responsible for the reconstruction works in the region.


    Bombardier Ryan Ohnemus from the 1st Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force moves out during a mission to inspect reconstruction projects and survey for future works in Oruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan.

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    Brilliant photos.

    Thanks, Vor'.

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    the AUG looks even worse on parade than the SA80/l85a1/2. I know a minor point for a military rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    I'd like to see the Captains mag change drill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slouch View Post
    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).
    RE: TIN POTS. Remember wearing one at 1RTB a bit, it was pink and had a propeller on top since then no never saw one. Hang on WTF !!!!

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    Cool pics as always.

    You'll find a lot of the JTAC guys from No.4 SQN, end up jumping ship & joining the Commando's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushranger View Post
    Cool pics as always.

    You'll find a lot of the JTAC guys from No.4 SQN, end up jumping ship & joining the Commando's.
    Whats the current entry stream for JTACs? Are they taking ex-Arty JTACS or only RAAFies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slouch View Post
    Whats the current entry stream for JTACs? Are they taking ex-Arty JTACS or only RAAFies?
    Not to sure, i can only say what my Adgie mates have told me about it. As far as i know JTACs have to be Commando qualified, so as long as you pass & meet all requirements i dont see why they wouldnt take anybody. I believe 4 Sqn role is to support SF operations.

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