3RAR beat out strong competition to win the Duke of Gloucester Cup for the second year in a row at the Singleton School of Infantry from June 17-24. Infantry sections from each battalion competed for a series of trophies including the prestigious cup awarded to the Army’s best infantry section, which dates back to 1947. The event put each battalion’s best soldiers through bayonet assault courses, life-fire exercises, navigation and marksmanship challenges to find the best infantrymen in the RAR. Average overall scores from the challenges determined the winners while 6RAR finished second and 1RAR came in third.
PTE Cameron Thomson, 6RAR, keeps watch for his section during the Duke of Gloucester cup.
A soldier runs through the smoke during the bayonet assault course at the Duke of Gloucester cup.
(Left to right) 2RAR soldiers CPL Adam Gawne, PTE Tanner Hibel, PTE Marko Pavlicic, traverse the rope obstacles during the Duke of Gloucester cup
PTE Shane Bayliss, 8/9 RAR, crawls under barded wire during the bayonet assault course during the Duke of Gloucester cup.
PTE Malcolm Stone, 6 RAR, slides under the cargo net obstacle Duke of Gloucester cup.
PTE Cameron Thomson pulls PTE Joel Erhard out of a tunnel as the 6RAR section run through the obstacle course during the Duke of Gloucester cup.
3 RAR’s Duke of Gloucester cup winners. Back: CPL David New, PTE Andrew Murphy, PTE Mathew Phillips, PTE Thomas Massey Front: PTE David Heffernan, PTE Sean Williams, PTE Samuel Inacio, LCPL Ben Hames