Army Reservists pay visit to Kennedy Baptist College


Kennedy Baptist College students Regan Bright, Dane Johnston and Mia Hughes with Lance Corporal Paulo Eraclides. Picture: Robin Kornet. d451659
Kennedy Baptist College students Regan Bright, Dane Johnston and Mia Hughes with Lance Corporal Paulo Eraclides. Picture: Robin Kornet. d451659

ANY parent knows controlling a child can be a battle, so Kennedy Baptist College called in the reinforcements during an Australian Army Reserve visit last month.

Students were thrilled to see two Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) rumble on to the school grounds as part of a visit from the 10th Light Horse Regiment.

Based in Western Australia, the squadron is attached to the 13th Brigade where it operates Land Rover Regional Force Surveillance Vehicles and 6×6 Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicles in light cavalry and reconnaissance roles.

This visit was arranged by a College parent and ran in conjunction with a career expo held later in the afternoon.

Students were given a hands-on tour of the PMVs but not before Corporal Shane Tuffin shared a brief history of the 10th Light Horse and its predecessor units, focusing on the work they did during the Second Boer War and the World War I, and their current role in the army.

With Anzac Day approaching, Kennedy Baptist College principal Mark Ashby said it was important students were aware of the role of service members in Australia’s history.

“It was great to be able to offer our students the opportunity to not only see and examine the army vehicle up close and personal but also to hear the history of the regiment, their contribution during World War I and their recent activity,” he said.