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SOLDIERS, sailors and airmen and
women from the Defence Force
School of Signals -- Electronic
Warfare Wing (DFSS-EWW) will
participate in a charity fundraising
activity, Ex 'round for Life from
August 29 -- September 11.
Ex 'round for Life was organised
after SGT Ken Leggett, DFSS-EWW,
was diagnosed with, and treated for,
testicular cancer in 2009.
Participants will cycle 1200km
from Cabarlah to Canberra, covering
approximately 100km per day.
Members of DFSS-EWW will
conduct fundraising for St Andrew's
Hospital, Toowoomba and the Flinders
Medical Centre Foundation, Adelaide
by collecting money and selling raffle
tickets to the public at their overnight
The ride will culminate at
Parliament House on September 11.
Ex 'round for Life kicks
off in Queensland
Classics @ Fed Square
What? RAN Band Melbourne detach-
ment concert band performance.
When? Monday, September 13.
Time? 1pm pre-concert curtain raiser
followed by 1.30pm concert.
Where? BMW Edge Theatre,
Federation Square, Melbourne.
By LEUT Gary McHugh
POMT Malia Belleville was
recently awarded the HMAS
Westralia -- POMT Shaun Damien
Smith Perpetual Shield for 2009.
Chief of Navy, VADM Russ
Crane, with the assistance of
Brendon Smith -- POMT Smith's
brother -- presented the shield to
POMT Belleville at HMAS Stirling
(CAPT Brett Dowsing).
POMT Belleville, who is serv-
ing in HMAS Ballarat (CMDR Guy
Blackburn), said it was an honour to
receive the shield, given the number
of sailors who undertook the course.
The HMAS Westralia -- POMT
Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual
Shield is presented annually to the
most outstanding marine technical
sailor to have completed the senior
technicians' course during the calen-
The naming of the shield honours
the memory of POMT Smith who,
along with three other shipmates,
was killed in the line of duty while
serving in HMAS Westralia on May
Top prize for MT sailor
OUTSTANDING EFFORT: Chief of Navy, VADM Russ Crane and Brendon Smith present HMAS Ballarat's
POMT Malia Belleville with the 2009 HMAS Westralia -- POMT Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual Shield at
Fleet Base West.
Photo: ABIS Lincoln Commane
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