WALLABY TALES By Chris Nelson, 8/9 RAR
We were at SWBTA (Shoalwater Bay Training Area) with the Yanks once and were in a big harbour. It was light scrub and the big ring of Yank soldiers were only a few metres apart. A small wallaby got caught in the middle and bounded out of the harbour, landing fair on top of a big black sergeant’s head while he was sitting down. It was absolutely fantastic. That guy went nuts, shouting out, “Dat motherfucking kangaroo jumped on top of my head, God damn.” I still picture it in my mind and think of the stories that guy could tell his mates back in The States.
Minefields are not neutral.