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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
&nbsp; &nbsp; I.C.S., 140 ELIZABETH ST., SYDNEY &nbsp; Yesterday's Knowledge is NOT enough. You must keep &nbsp; step with progress in order to meet TODAY'S Problem Sirs,-Please send free prospectus showing how I can succeed in the occupation I have marked. Architect Accountancy Exams. &nbsp; &nbsp; Merchant Draftsman (Aust. & British) Building Contractor .Secretarial Carpenter Joiner . Genral Bookkeep's &nbsp; &nbsp; Station Bookkeep's &nbsp; &nbsp; Structured EnFngieer ". ~Retail Mananement &nbsp; Air Conditioning Salesmanship &nbsp; Civil Engineer (Name Branch) &nbsp; Motor Engineer Advertising &nbsp; &nbsp; Shire Overseer Window Dressing Motor Engineer Show Card Writing &nbsp; Motor Mechanic Sign Painting &nbsp; Electriral Engineer Ticket Writing Electrical Mechanic Commercial Art &nbsp; Radio Engineer Caricatures, C'toon's Radio...
ARMY ACK ACK GREETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
ARMY ACK ACK GREETINGS. We of the Oval would like to introduce ourselves to other units of Darwin's Defences. "H'yuh fellers." We're looking forward to submitting quite a lot of gossip and chatter to this column. Over recent months we have more than proved a match for our oppon ents at all kinds of sport. Don't get us wrong. We are not crowing, but we will welcome with open arms challenges from other Units in this ere town. We specialise in swim mling and athletic events. Same can be arranged by contacting this bat tery. WVhat about a full (lay's Musical Extravaganza? Considering all the talent I've heard at the various Units, it ought to be a great success. With so many Larrie Adlers and Lawrence Tibbetts about, we should be able to make the Hollywood Bowl look silly. Promoters please note. NIGHT TENNIS. if the necessary permit can be ar ranged, we of the Oval propose to hold a weekly night tennis match against other Units. ATHLETICS. It is reported that star athletes of the Oval a...
FACTS FROM FANNY BAY. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
FACTS FROM FANNY BAY. The "Killer" and "Skilly" went loose the other day, with their cata- pults. They got a bush fowl, but missed a wallaby and a Lieut. by inches. "Come on Steve." Everyone is looking forward to the return of the Gunner and some of the boys, who have been south for a few weeks.
ELLIOTT POINT PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
ELLIOTT POINT PARS. Finalists for the Indoor games &nbsp; Competition are. Rosen (Table Ten- nis and Quoits) and Elith (Darts). Best. of luck chaps. Our Battery has been challenged ,at. Athletics next Wednesday, by Heavy Battery and Engineers. Here's hoping our section will be well re- presented as usual. Old Darwin "gunners" will be pleased to hear of Ted Hanley's recent promotion to the Officers' Mess. Best of luck Lieut. Hanley, you have well earned your commis- sion.
VESTEY VAPORINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
VESTEY VAPORINGS. Sgt. R. W. Brett, who accom- panied the draft to the Alice has rejoined his Unit. Capt. Gardner, looking fit and well, is with his Unit again. Was the said Skipper lucky Mrs. Gardner and two daughters ran up to Terowie from Adelaide to look him over. Major Maplestone, M.C., has been down to it at Bagot for the past few days. If his form is right, we can expect him back at Vestey's soon.
FROM HOSPITAL WARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
FROM HOSPITAL WARDS. Pte; J. Smith is "taking the air" these days. He can be seen every day enjoying the sun and the view &nbsp; at the end of ward 2. "Ack Ack" wants to know if it's true that Lieut. Seabrook was very disappointcd when he learned that a "fluid diet" dlid not include a cer- tain amber liquid? Once a driver always a driver, says the old axiom. L/Cpl. Bell of 7 M. D. M.T. lives up to this, for he is still pushing his wheel chair around the ward and pathway. Who said Sgt. "Tex" Turvey had not developed that far away look in his eyes? You should see him sitting on the step of ward 7 convalescing. Sgt. K, Harrison from Anti Tank Bty. sends his regards to all the boys. It is said that he is becomting quite domesticated in ward 2. "Bluey" says don't forget your &nbsp; mates in hospital. Find out the visiting hours and come along and see them. &nbsp;
BIRTHDAY PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
BIRTHDAY PARTY. On Wednesday evening, October 22, Mark I of Garden and Parks, held his yearly "At Home" to celebrate the same old 21st birthday. Members of the Press were invited (cheap publicity), and, as Mark I provided the doings, a good time was had by all present. As a result of the "doings," Mark 2 has been marked no duty. . Our sympathy. Poll's cake was woted ioo per cent. by all.
R.A.A.F. TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
R.A.A.F. TRACK AND FIELD' CHAMPIONSHIPS. Supplying over 170 entries in the 5th Quarterly track and field games championship, held on the 7th inst., "A" Squadron easily won the Cup presented by the previous Station Commander, Group Captain C. Eaton, A.F.C. An outstanding competitor was Sgt. J. Adnum, who won all sprint events. Adnum is well known in &nbsp; southern athletic circles. He won the Northern Territory 1oo and 200 yards championships last May, and was a participant in the Inter Service Championships in Sydney in July. Cpl. "Shorty" Butt again took pos- session of the track in the cycle races, winning both events. Cpl. J Tom Moody threw the hammer 85 feet, breaking the previous record for these events by 10 feet. Moody is a newcomer to the athletic world.
RESULTS: [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
RESULTS: 100 yards: Sgt. J. Adnum, Lac, Ken Stewart, Sgt. L. Wettenhall. Time: 1, 4/5th sees. MILE CYCLE RACE: Cp . "Shorty" Butt, Cpl.; Tom Dempsey, Lac. J. Strother. Time: 2 min. 55¾ sec:. 220 YARDS: Sgt. J Adnum, L.a., .1 Kerr, Sgt. L. Wettenhall, Time: ' :. secs. RUNNING BROAD JUMI-: Ken Stewart. A.C.I, K. Kenninet.,"?? Ted Saw. Distance: 19 ft. HW., THROW: Cpl. 'lom Moody, Cpl., rier. A.C.1 T. Carman. Distance, HOP, STEP AND 'JUMP: Lac. ; Lac. P. E. Clay, A.C.1 K. Ken),Di 3 0 Distance: 39 ft. 440 .YARDS: Adnum,, Sgt. L. Wettenhall, I Steele. Time: 55 4/th secs..HIGH : Cpl. Ted Saw, Cpl. J. McCiea .: 4 ft. 10 ins":."FIVE MIIE ',CYCL "Shorty" Butt,' Sgt. S. HumricH, C .ý. 'K Dempsey. Time:-,15 mins. 51 sec.: MILE FOOT RACE: Lac. Ken' .?:. Lac. D. Steele, Lac. P. E. Clay. mins. 25 secs. SHOT PUTT: Mason, A.C.I K. Kennington, Dempsey. Distance: 3:3 ft:. 3 ins, MILE WALK: Cpl.' Tom Moody, Ferrier, Lac, G. Strout. Tinie: .C 24 4/5th sees. RELAY (4 x 110 Squadron, Adnum, Stewart, - Ma...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
Engagement The engagement is announced of Miss Linda Louisa Rickard, 119 A.G.H., Darwin, only daughter of &nbsp; the late Mr. and Mrs. Rickard of Wales and Sydney, to Capt. John Francis Hennessy, Darwin; eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Hen- nessy of Darling Point, Sydney.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 26 October 1941
SOUTHWARD BOUND? TRAVEL BY Guinea Airways Ltd. COAST - TO - COAST IN ONE DAY Special reduced fares for all Services 'Phone Darwin 240 for bookings and all particulars BEST WISHES The following messages of good- will were received by Army News, and we have pleasure in printing them in our first issue. From Brigadier D. V. J. Blake. "The decision to establish the Army News at Darwin was taken by the Government of the Com- monwealth to provide troops serving here, with the amenity of a newspaper of their own. A special staff has been appointed with the necessary plant to pro- duce this newspaper for the early dissemination of the news of the world, and in particular of the States from which we come. "In addition to the news of the outside world there is the record of our own local events— the Sporting fixtures and Unit happenings of general interest, to which Units can contribute. Army News is an interesting experiment which will depend largely for its success on the de- gree of co-ope...
BRIDAL MARCH [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 30 October 1941
BRIDAL MARCH " Friends of Licut. John Aekerly, Jimmy Hoare and Micky McKay will be pleased to learn that they will be back with us in the near future. According to latest reports John Ackerly will return to the Bat talion a married man. I'm sure that one anul all wish him all happiness in the future.
FANNY SAY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 30 October 1941
FANNY iAY Everything in the garden is lovely these days. , The lettuce are about an inch high andl the marrows are doing fine, but, boy! how those weeds grow! Mr. Calder showed a very masterly hand in grilling the chops at Berry Springs the other -day. The lads who were fortunate enough -to go had an excellent dinner at the hands of our O.C., who gave them a most enjoyable ' and interesting outing. The swimming at Berry Springs is ideal. Let's hope more of these trips are fostered for the boys.
WHAT THE A.C.F. DOES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 30 October 1941
WHAT THE A.C.F. DOES The subject of much controversy in the early clays of the war, the Australian Comforts Fund is now a co-ordination of all State Patriotic Funds, and, irrespective of what part of Australia, military camps draw their supplies from, each State bears its share of the cost. Mr. D. H. Roberts, local Conimis sioner of the A.C.F., covers the whole of this area as far south as Katherine. Under a fixed distribu tion scheme, comforts to a .value of £4,00o are distributed each month among Units in the area. A list of over 8o articles includes writing materials, foodstuffs, articles of cloth ing, sporting gear, Recreation Room furnishings and table games. The splendid Pioneer recreation room at \Vinnellie was furnished completely by the A.C.F. and it is the ambition of Mr. Roberts to do a similar job for each Unit. At the southern extremity of the area. Mrs. Tindall, on behalf of the A.C.F., meets all trains passing. through Katherine and hands out cjgarettes to the boys.
ELLIOTT POINT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 30 October 1941
ELLIOTT POINT There have been rumors that`' gunners are getting cheeky and i'n tend challenging the N.C.O.'s to a cricket match. There's no harm in trying, Gunners. Recent news that "Ack Ack",gun ners in the Middle East are having marvellous success with `sightless Ack Ack, has produced many com ments that Darwin A/A could do just as wefl. It has been said that if a certain sergeant had stayed at Adelaide River farm any longer than a week end he would have brought the en tire farm back with him-provided he could have got a truck.