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Craftsman : Craftsman 2012
RAEME CRAFTSMAN 2012 52 2011 ended with LSS taking a well earned fishing trip to Hinchinbrook Island for three days of fun in the Sun. Antics included high speed skiing on Esky lids, improvised camp fire guitar hero and lots of falling over. Fun was had by all and it was a great way to finish a busy year. And no we didn't catch anything worth mentioning. 2012 has started with an almost complete turn over of players in the workshop and all have been busy finding there feet (if they can see them) and getting the pecking order right. The new ACE "Ragin' Rod Bitters" has taken the helm and has managed to steer us away from any Icebergs, although occasionally there is the subtle scream of someone getting thrown over the side. SGT Browning is keeping vehicle section on there feet or in some cases crutches. The jobs keep on coming with no end in sight. This see's him mostly strapped to the red headed step child that is Millis. That said he is the Chuck Norris of the Millis world and for that we are eternally Greatfull. Vehicle Section has had their wins and losses so far this year, wins include:LCPL Tim Penna's Dugong attack at Incident Beach (Cape Cleveland). In Tim's defence the Dugong was heavily pregnant and hormonal and we think that is the reason she was uncharacteristically aggressive. After a short stint in hospital Tim Pulled through with only a small wound to his leg, mild shock and a chronic Pardugonarialisis (fear of Dugongs). We finally managed to get Justin Peake onto a JLC course; we may have misled him slightly when we told him that they had changed the course and now there is No Bush and you get to go home early every night and we may have said something about extra allowances too. CFN Lovering is mostly busy in the evenings as he is heavily engaged in advanced Jedi training and is currently waging a war against the enemy armada aboard the Death Star. Strong the force in this one is. CFN 'XX everything' Bell has the land speed records within his sight and despite his friendly demeanour and striking good looks, is endanger of becoming a Civi, if so the Army will be worse of for it. Elec Section is restructured and streamlined, ready for a new year of production. CPL Hanley has co-located all FPDS and has all elec assets on a high state of readiness, ready for all states of War (5Avn Style). The fitters are in good hands this year with the arrival of SGT Stephens in January. The work group is a little thin on the ground this year as the newly posted in CPL Urbanavicius (bananas) is oversees, and LCPL Fraser is also lucky enough to be deployed too. Meanwhile back at the ranch we have CFN Nayler with his finger firmly on the pulse and he is singlehandedly responsible for keeping the fitter OJT's on there toes. CPL Thorne recovery section (lone ranger) is the entertainments officer of GER with his low fat slow cooked snags, and hamburgers are keeping the BMI (Beef Mass Index) levels low through out LS Squadron. The weekly cook up is well looked forward too by all ranks. He is also the Guru on Chem Alert where he spends dedicated hours ensuring we are compliant and all the chemicals are right dressed. And a mention should go out to LSS and its most recent success in the form of a small gong collection gleamed from this years AASAM event held at Pucka. Workshops managed to get three pers on the team, all members shot very well. In particular WO2 Bitters as he took out the Gold Medal for LF6 and he also took out 2nd place overall for the Service Rifle. "Well Done Boys". 5 AVN LSS WO2 Rod Bitters unit jottings WO2 Rod Bitters -- Gold & Silver Medals won at 2012 AASAM. L to R: PTE Nathan Iriving, CPL Geoff Hanley, CPL Michael Thorne, WO2 Rod Bitters, SGT Steven Browning, CFN Cameron Nayler, CPL Tim Penna, CFN Cameron Lovering.