FRIENDLY FOOTY By Johnny Mirotsos 1 RAR 8 Pl C Coy ’88 to ’92
One day we were sitting outside C Coy HQ when Lt Ryan suggested we play a game of touch footy. Somehow touch became tackle; I remember a sergeant whose name eludes me made a break down the sideline. Mick Meehan aka Peewee ran across the field, cocked his elbow and sent the sergeant two metres airborne and about five metres out over the sideline. As soon as he landed, his leg snapped. All I remember was 20 of us running to the medics for help. It was around 1990-91 and Sgt Curry was our platoon sergeant at the time and Major Brown was the OC.
As soon as you are served hot rations in the field, it rains.