Turret Run -- 30th September Ride Leader Neville ( Sar Major )
14 bikes with sixteen mostly able passengers arrived at the usual rendezvous point at 9.30 a.m. sharp !!
Sar Major instructed us all, where we were going and what to expect on our mission for the day. Two members were excluded from the mission on medical grounds. Private Ron had sore eyes and Private Andrew of the editorial core was a bit off colour and returned to base once the patrol had hit Werribee.
The mission, for those who chose to accept it was to tour in formation to Bacchus Marsh, through Gisborne and onto Lancefield for a Chowtime break. Sar Major used all his navigational resources available to navigate this tortuous route and I believe we owe a dept of gratitude to some locals for not getting totally lost!!.
During Chowtime a disabled Private joined us for the rest of our mission. ( i.e. Shrek without a bike joined us in his Ute )
After braving many
potentially damaging gusts of wind, all able bodied privates and Sar Major
arrived at our destination, Puckapunyal Army Base, where we were all strip
searched ( well not quite !! ) and visited the
We learnt a lot at the Museum:-
A short refuelling and
coffee stop just out of
Just short of the Western highway on the ring road all sorts of hell broke loose ( Mortar fire, shrapnel etc but mostly wind and rain ) . Some able bodied privates braving the in climate weather leaving Sar Major to cool his heels at the Service Centre ( hed forgot his wet weather gear !! )