David Edwards, FO, 22 Bty
The middle weekend it was back to the camp. First thing in the morning we did the CFT with the forced march (15ks?) followed by a wind-down afternoon of cleaning and BBQ. Then the heavens opened up. It had been hot, dry and dusty all week – the rain turned everything to mud.
The following morning was the CO’s Direct Shoot. We were given a time and location. 22 Bty made it, 38 Bty didn’t. They got bogged, up to the axles with the Macks and M198s. They managed to dig themselves out and get there by “another route”. But by this time, it was too late for the shoot. The CO was not happy!