Monday, September 12, 2011
Army exercise Kapyong Warrior
Earlier this year, 5 days of intense exercise in High Range behind Townsville. Blank firing, and 48 hours of live fire.. finishing with a hill assault.
A day of prep, then a big battalion parachute jump with a 40 kg pack , live grenades etc. 5 people got injuries on the landing zone - from concussion to broken legs. We had simulated mortar explosions on the landing zone, so it was quite realistic and exciting.