Home' Navy News : August 16th 2012 Contents *The comparison rate is based on a $30,000 loan taken over 5 years. This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a
different comparison rate. Rates are current at the time of publication and are subject to change. Terms and conditions, fees and charges and lending criteria apply and are available at www.adcu.com.au. ^Authorised under NSW
permit number LTPS/12/03934 and ACT permit number ACT TP 12/01897. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to funding of an ADCU Personal Loan by 19 October 2012. #Before making a decision about your insurance needs,
please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement available at www.adcu.com.au. Insurance products are issued by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 AFS Licence 239545. Australian Defence Credit Union
Limited ABN 48 087 649 741 AFSL 237 988. Australian credit licence number 237 988.
on l o n
Co p t t x t
Co p r son t
Escape with an ADCU Personal Loan
nd you could win d m holid y wo h $5,000!^
Purch s QBE Tr l Insur nc # w th your
p rson l lo n for n xtr ch nc to w n!^
To find ou mo , nqui in b nch, vi i
www. dcu.com. u o c ll 1300 13 23 28.
August 16, 2012
WHEN Australian athletes compete
at the 2012 Paralympic Games in
London they will have a special sup-
port group back home that includes
seven sailors from Fleet Base East.
The small team of dedicated sail-
ors took 12 weeks to complete the
task of outfitting the Australian par-
alympic team to compete in the 2012
Based at the Australian
Paralympic Com mittee (APC) ware-
house in Silverwater and u nder the
supervision of POB Jay Pettifer, the
team assisted in the stock-take, sort-
ing and packing of the official com-
petition unifor ms and issued casual
The sailors from FSU, Defence
Com munications Station and HMAS
Kuttabul worked tirelessly to organ-
ise and pack the unifor ms, some-
times with as many as 80 items a
person, for each of the 320 paralym-
pians and team officials.
POB Pettifer said when the sail-
ors started work in May all they had
was an empty warehouse.
"But within a week we had erect-
ed ample shelving to house the hun-
dreds of boxes of clothing and gear
that was delivered over the coming
weeks," he said.
After spending the first couple
of weeks entering the size details of
each participant, the sailors sorted
and packed each bag, with every ath-
lete and official receiving two bags
that included compression garments,
training wear and accessories.
The team of volu nteers, POB
Jay Pettifer, ABCIS Beau Williams,
ABCIS Richard Reid, LSMT David
Hadden, AB Kristy Buttery, ABMT
Kirk Perkins and AB Robert Lang,
threw their support behind the ath-
letes by attending trial games and
POB Pettifer said the opportunity
to assist the APC gave the sailors an
insight into the dedication and hard
work required to make such events
"And through interaction with the
APC staff they lear nt about the spe-
cialised events and sports that make
up the Paralympic Games," he said.
APC's coordinator of sports oper-
ations Natalie Rodrigues praised the
sailors who volunteered in response
to a task issued by CDF LTGEN
David Hu rley.
"Though there were many
long hours spent performing tedi-
ous work, the team was upbeat and
enthusiastic, and instru mental to the
smooth running of the operation,"
Ms Rodrigues said.
The sailors upheld ADF values of
high morale and excellent teamwork,
regardless of the task before them,
while gaining some unexpected
inspiration along the way.
HELPING OUT: HMAS Kuttabul sailors from left, ABCIS Beau Williams, ABMT Kirk Perkins and LSMT David
Hadden hard at work making sure each athlete will receive the correct size of footwear in their pack.
Photo: ABBM Julianne Cropley
Let the games begin
Links Archive August 2nd 2012 August 30th 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page