Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Got a call from Ben yesterday morning……he was at Brisbane airport (in transit) on his way to AASAM.  What’s that, I hear you ask…..well…..The Army being the Army and extremely fond of acronyms, it stands for Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting.

The following description is from their Web Page:

Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) is a combat focussed skill at arms competition that encompasses current in-service small arms systems, competed at individual and unit levels.

And if you want to find out more, here is a link to the web page:

As far as I know, Ben is competing in a few events. I am currently involved in the more genteel arts of Tai Chi, Yoga, painting, drawing and textile arts (having given up my rifle shooting several years ago!!!) But if Ben has inherited his mother’s genes he will do exceptionally well……. (If he doesn’t do well, it will be because of his father’s genes!!!!)

Paul is currently out bush somewhere around Shoalwater Bay on exercises. The last message we had was that all was going well.