Final instalment of pictures - after a decade hiatus, our unit team came back with a couple of Individual Firsts and took out the Falling Plate Match amongst the ADF Division - fairly chuffed about that! Hopefully they'll send us back next year ...
All the following pics courtesy of SGT. John WaddellUSMC Sniper competitor - can't make out the camo ... could be custom painted or one of the newer commercial patterns coming out (not A-TAC)Group shot of all sniper competitors (NZ competitors have been photoshopped in - not present for original picture)NZ Team undertaking the Section Match - 2.4 km approach march in 18 mins followed by fire and movement shoot from 400, 300, 200, 100 to 70m, then 10 mins to march 1.4 km to defensive pits for snap shootingMarines of the World unite! USMC and Troupes de MarinesMalaysian Pistoleros including their first ever female competitorADF competitor undertaking the Bayonet Assault Match - 20 secs to go from prone position at 100m point, run 25m, bayonet standing target then engage head-sized target from kneeling position with 5 rounds; then 20 secs again to move from 75 to 50m, bayonet a prone target, then 5 rounds from kneeling position.USMC competitor undertaking the Barricade Match - shooting from numbered keyhole apertures in order. Some Yoga inspired positions had to be employed in order to get a suitable sight picture!
Camo news ... the Indonesians came with both their old DPM and their new digital pattern. The Brunei Shooting Team wore initially what I thought were Singaporean pixellated cams, but on closer inspection they had a definite vertical pattern and distinctly different from their Singaporean brethren.
I ended up trading an DPCU and DPDU bush hat for its USMC equivalents ... other people traded boots for slouch hats and one enterprising Aussie managed to 'acquire' 30 M-16 magazines ... luckily before the P-Mag ban!