All eyes on Regiment
The Pilbara Regiment’s motto is “mintu wanta”, which means “always alert”.
Its task is to provide persistent surveillance along our coastline in an effort to spot illegal activities.
Landing on islands among mangroves, crossing spinifex plains and setting up camp in rocky outcrops, they go about their work undetected. Well, almost undetected. There is one creature even more adept at this line of work — the humble black-flanked rock wallaby, and no amount of secrecy can keep you under its radar.
This was discovered on a recent training op out at West Lewis Island, where the local rock wallaby population watched as Pilbara Regiment troops set up their surveillance point on a rocky outcrop above the shacks.
Long-time Pyramid Station manager Glenn Connell may have left the Pilbara this year, but it is good to see the red dirt has not left his blood.
The larger-than-life pastoralist had a penchant for weird and wacky ideas, and a unique way with words which landed him regular spots in this publication over the years, and it seems he is destined for the same fame in his new home in the Mid West. Connell will be riding his beloved donkey Sheila in Gingin’s Pink Lady Barrel Classic next year in support of breast cancer research.
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