Hands up if you had army fun
HUNDREDS of Territorians have got up close and personal with some high-tech military gear at Darwin’s Robertson Barracks Army Open Day.
Major Kris Gardiner said the day was an opportunity for the soldiers to reach out to the community they serve.
“It says a lot that we are liked by the public and we love being part of the community as well, so to be able to actually share this with them today is brilliant,” he said.
“I’m really grateful that they want to make the time to come out and say g’day to us.
“As taxpayers it’s good for them to actually see what their money’s going into.”
Major Gardiner said it was staying connected to the community that kept the relationship between Darwin and its military personnel strong.
“We’re part of the fabric here, army is especially, (we’ve been) in the NT for well over 70, 80 years so we’d like to maintain that and see that continue for at least another 80 (years).”
Siblings Emily and Luke La Tosa said they enjoyed meeting their military heroes.
Emily and Luke La Tosa, aged 10 and 8, enjoy the day at Robertson Barracks with Private Jordan Smyth