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Posted on: 14 May, 2018

Military exercise Information Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018

The Royal Military College peace-keeping exercise is underway in Cooma, information for Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May is as follows.

Monday 21 May

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Court House (Crowd Control)
- Railway

Between the hours of 12:00pm – 06:00pm please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Visit to St Patrick’s School and Youth Hub(no blank firing)
- Nanny Goat Hill
- Visit Ex-Services Club (no blank firing)
- Gladstone Reserve
- Lions Park

Between the hours of 06:00pm – 11:59pm please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Car Crash Scenario on Holland Road
- Gladstone Reserve
- Visit Scout Hall (no blank firing)
- North Ridge Reserve


Tuesday 22 May

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Monaro Panel Beaters
- Pine Ridge Reserve
- Mittagang Park

Between the hours of 12:00pm – 06:00pm please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Old Gym at Thurrung St (Crowd Control)
- Medium Security Correctional Facility

Between the hours of 06:00pm – 11:59pm please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Monaro High School
- Pacific Lodge
- Car Crash Scenario Polo Flat Road

Please note: there is no requirement to participate in the vehicle check points. ADF instructors ask that you please slow down and the staff cadets will ask whether residents would like to participate. Then once safe follow the staff cadets direction to clear the checkpoint.

Staff Cadets from the Royal Military College Duntroon will conduct armed (using blank ammunition) uniformed foot patrols through Cooma. SCDTs will be transported on Defence Vehicles (likely Unimogs or MAN Trucks).

SCDTs will conduct vehicle check points on side streets, defend key council installations and conduct searches of properties that have been arranged by Defence.

Skirmishes between SCDTs and Defence members, role-playing as enemy forces, will take place daily between 6.00am and 11.59pm. These skirmishes will involve firing of blank ammunition that only produce noise.

The ability for the Army’s future officers to operate in a civilian community offers an invaluable training opportunity by providing a realistic replication of an overseas peace-keeping deployment.

A letterbox drop, undertaken by RMC, will take place informing residents of the particular dates and relevant streets that the SCDTs will be training in.

*** Information provided by RMC Duntroon ***

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