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    Default Raising of the Australian Special Operations Engineer Regiment

    [FONT=Verdana]The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison announced the raising of the newest unit in the Australian Army, the Special Operations Engineer Regiment (SOER). The announcement coincided with a ceremony held at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The Incident Response Regiment (IRR) was taken off the Army’s Order of Battle and replaced by the newly named SOER. The new unit reflects the distinct roles and capabilities of the SOER, which differ from those of conventional Engineer units, whilst still retaining ties to the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The SOER provided two separate practical capability demonstrations at Holsworthy, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) neutralisation task and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) clearance. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The Special Operations Commander Australia, Major General Gus Gilmore also took the opportunity to meet the soldiers of the SOER to personally thank them for their work in supporting operations both domestically and overseas, and paid tribute to their fallen comrades.[/FONT]


    Members of the newly raised Special Operations Engineer Regiment stand at attention in front of the new unit flag during the flag raising ceremony held at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment lays a water charge on the initiating device of a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment probes and brushes the ground to uncover a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment probes and brushes the ground to uncover a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment checks the ground for a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment checks the ground for a simulated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    Wait your turn: Sappers from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment go through the process of decontamination after a chemical threat simulation at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A Special Operations Engineer Regiment sapper renders safe a simulated chemical weapon during a capability demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the newly raised Special Operations Engineer Regiment tests fluid samples from a simulated chemical weapon during a capability display at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the newly raised Special Operations Engineer Regiment takes fluid samples from a simulated chemical weapon during a capability display at Holsworthy Barracks.


    A sapper from the newly raised Special Operations Engineer Regiment takes fluid samples from a simulated chemical weapon during a capability display at Holsworthy Barracks.


    Sapper from the newly raised Special Operations Engineer Regiment demonstrate their capabilities at Holsworthy Barracks.

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    Default Newest Navy warship heads north

    The Royal Australian Navy's newest warship, HMAS Choules, will arrive in north Queensland today for a month-long deployment.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-2...-north/3850266


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    Default Helicopter dock ships boost defence

    THE arrival in 2014 of the first of two 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Dock warships represents the biggest change to Australia's "force projection capability" since the navy's first aircraft carrier was acquired more than 60 years ago, Defence Force chief General David Hurley said yesterday.

    .......Much would be learnt from the shared experiences of the US Marine Corps, units of which will soon to be based in Darwin, and its British counterpart, the Royal Marines, General Hurley said........

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...-1226277605880

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel View Post
    To add to grendel's post:

    SAS Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith has spoken in detail about the mission in Afghanistan that led to him being awarded Australia's highest military honour, the Victoria Cross.
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...for-australia/

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    Question. What's with the sudden influx of Aussie troops using M4s in recent pictures?

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    Alot of the recent pics have been of SOCOMD units, SOTG (SASR and 2CDO) SOER, RAAFY JTAC's, which all use M4's.

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    I like that unit flag, very cool.

    What are the white bits of square paper on the sapper's uniform? Chemical detector things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Token White Guy View Post
    Question. What's with the sudden influx of Aussie troops using M4s in recent pictures?
    SASR have been using it for the best part of 2 decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorro C9 View Post
    What are the white bits of square paper on the sapper's uniform? Chemical detector things?
    Probably some litmus paper.

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    What an absolute ****ING disgrace, Yumi and George bull**** negus should be strung up http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1226284734832

    I hope someone lobs a grenade in their studio.

    I am so ****ing angry right now

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    You're right it is outrageous but this is what the media has become. Have a show on TV then say something outrageous to pimp the ratings. And I'm guessing BRS wouldn't give a **** what the whiney needy attention whoring cvntheads think. Hell, deep down she probably wouldn't mind him knocking the back out of her. She's just jealous and George is getting senile.

    BRS has probably "engaged" better people than either of them will ever be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott70 View Post
    BRS has probably "engaged" better people than either of them will ever be.
    hahahahaha too true mate

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    I don't think the hosts of a "lightweight morning gossip show" are in a position to insult anybody's intelligence.

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    I'd love to see them say that to his face. He'd make a meal out of them.

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    ^ That's the whole point mate, he is such a lovely guy that he would just shrug it off.

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