line up on the range using MINIMI.
Craig Kennewell and Christopher Smith and Corporal Wayne Johnstone
were some of the better performers during No. 3 Airfield Defence
Squadron’s recent annual weapon practices in Greenbank and Wide
bay training areas.
During week one, 3AFDS fi red small arms used by ADGs in their
normal duty, including the Steyr, MINIMI, MAG 58, MP5 and shotgun.
Some good scores were achieved with the points going towards the
perpetual unit trophies. Serials were also conducted at night
for personnel to continue honing their skills, without the use
of night fi ghting equipment.
This phase fi nished with sneaker practices using MP5s, shotguns
and M16s. CPL Johnstone performed well fi ring the F89 MINIMI.
AC Smith was accurate fi ring the F88 Austeyr up to LF 18 and
AC Kennewell kept his grouping small using the MAG 58 GSMG.
The live-fi re practices allowed 3AFDS members to extend their
qualifi cations on particular weapons systems and remain deployable
for operations and exercises.