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BERSAMA PADU 2010
November 11, 2010
By LT Bill Heck
THE Perth Cup provided a
welcome break in Exercise
Bersama Padu 2010 (BP10),
when member nations were
given the opportunity to take part in
a series of sports events.
The competition was followed by
a banyan, or a celebration of culture,
where the crews of the various ships
were encouraged to intermingle and
experience what other nations offered.
Master of ceremonies, LEUT
Bakhri from the Malaysian Navy, said
the competition was one of the best
parts of BP10 and gave everyone an
opportunity to get to know each other.
"This event is considered a high-
light of the year for the Malaysian
Navy and something we all look for-
ward to," he said.
The competition comprised five
events contested by teams from the
The soccer competition was taken
out by the Malaysians, the volleyball
by the Singaporean team, the New
Zealand Navy won the touch rugby
competition, and the Australian
Clearance Divers triumphed in the
In the final it all came down to the
tug-of-war between Australia and New
In the end, the team from HMAS
Toowoomba was unable to withstand
the Kiwi surge and New Zealand
maintained its hold on the Perth Cup
for the ninth time in a row.
The trophy presentation featured
cultural performances and various
dishes from participating nations.
Contributions included a traditional
dance called a Zapin from Malaysia,
a kung-fu demonstration from
Singapore, a haka from New Zealand,
and an Australian duo performing a
few of Paul Kelly's greatest hits.
NZ maintains iron grip on Perth Cup
HEAVE! (Above) The Australian tug-of-war team from HMAS Toowoomba fought valiantly but were unable to
wrestle the Perth Cup from New Zealand.
OCEAN AND EARTH: (Below) As good as the Kiwis were, they couldn't match Australian Clearance Diving
Team One in the biathlon.
Photos: SGT Chris Weissenborn
were treated to
of national cul-
(a sausage siz-
zle in the case
NET: (Right) A
to popular belief,
Kiwis can fly.
knead the dough
By SGT Dave Morley
WITH HMAS Tobruk at close to
capacity complement, carrying
two infantry platoons and dozens
of FOC trainees during Exercise
Bersama Padu 2010, fresh bread
baked daily proved a real winner.
ABCK Raymond 'Tex' Walker
-- a qualified baker from Yeppoon
in Queensland -- said the cooks in
Tobruk had been baking their own
bread since last year.
"We got low on bread so we just
started making our own," he said.
"It was just quicker and easier
since I was a qualified baker.
"I get told a lot that fresh bread
is one of the morale boosters on the
MORALE BOOSTER: ABCK
Raymond 'Tex' Walker prepares
fresh bread in HMAS Tobruk dur-
ing Exercise Bersama Padu 2010.
Photo: SGT Dave Morley
ship, and the comments we get back
are good for the cooks' morale."
POCK Bek Walker (no rela-
tion to 'Tex') said all the cooks took
turns at baking bread, but it was
ABCK Walker who was the subject
matter expert, and it proved a win-
ner with all who sailed in Tobruk.
"When we had the Americans on
board for Pacific Partnership 2010
they thought the fresh bread was
awesome," she said.
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