Red Berets to land in Peak Hill

Members of the precision Red Beret parachute team will be landing in Peak Hill next Thursday.
Members of the precision Red Beret parachute team will be landing in Peak Hill next Thursday.

The famed Red Berets have been secured as part of the Paint the Town REad reading promotion in Peak Hill next week.   

It is understood as many as four parachutists from the unit will land in Peak Hill at about 2pm next Thursday - complete with the Reading Bug!

Indeed, a special notice has been distributed warning residents of the jump...

SecurityClassification: UNCLAS

SITREP (situation report)

Recent surveillance has uncovered covert parachute training by a strange creature called "The Reading Bug" on an army base in Sydney STOP(.)

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Intel (Intelligence Analysis) suggests an aerial insertion over Peak Hill by

RAAF C130 Transport Aircraft STOP(.)

Anticipated DZ (drop zone) location for "The Reading Bug" is Lindner Oval, Peak Hill STOP (.)

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WINGO (Warning Order)

Be prepared for an outbreak in Peak Hill of Reading Syndrome by those

infected by "The Reading Bug" STOP (.)

Be on high alert 28th Aug 2014, 2pm.

By Order:

Colonel Bugster

Paint The Town REaD battalion.


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The aerial literacy invasion over Peak Hill will take place at about 2pm and the local community should be prepared for an unstoppable infection by the Reading Bug!

Together with the Paint the Town Read (PTTR) organisation, Peak Hill will hold a special community event titled 'Operation REaD ALERT'. The celebrations which kick off from  10am, will also coincide with National Literacy and Numeracy Week.

The very special surprise appearance by the Reading Bug taking will take place at 2pm at Lindner Oval.

Paint the Town Read's Creative Director Rhonda Brain is hoping a big crowd will be in attendance.

Operation REaD Alert's activities are aimed at all ages and it will be free for families to take part. Events are expected to conclude at Lindner Oval by 3pm.

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The Australian Army Parachute Display Team (The Red Berets) was formed in May 1974. 

The team's members are drawn from instructional and support staff at the Parachute Training School. 

They are all qualified military freefall paratroopers who undergo extensive training prior to selection in the display team. 

Many hold advanced military and civilian qualifications and compete at national and international level. 

Although the team is made up of Army members, it is often supported by aircraft from both the Navy and Air Force.

The Red Berets provide displays around Australia, demonstrating the skills that reside at the Parachute Training School by exiting from the aircraft, developing a team formation and landing together with pin-point accuracy with flags flying and smoke billowing. 

The skills on show reflect the operational requirement of a team insertion into a small area by stealth. 

The display provides a limited insight into ADF airborne operations while demonstrating the military skill and discipline required to operate as a team in a high risk environment.


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