Army activities begin

ARMY: All Royal Military College trainees have arrived in Whyalla, with military scenarios set to begin over the coming days.
ARMY: All Royal Military College trainees have arrived in Whyalla, with military scenarios set to begin over the coming days.

Army exercises will kick off over the next two days, with all Royal Military College trainees now in Whyalla.

The timetable of local Army activities is below.

Tuesday, November 7

There will be no scenarios within Whyalla. All of the trainees will be confined to Jubilee Park to set up their equipment.

Expect to see some military personnel driving through town in civilian cars to familiarise themselves with Whyalla.

Wednesday, November 8

Between the hours of 06:00am-11:30am, expect to see a number of patrols between McDouall Stuart Avenue moving East to Lincoln Highway.

From 11:30am onwards, all personnel will be conducting lessons at Jubilee Park.

Thursday, November 9

Trainees will be conducting lessons in Jubilee Park between 06:00am-07:00pm, including a Vehicle Check Point on Jenkins Avenue (just outside Jubliee Park entrance).

Expect to see some personnel with weapons near the rifle club along Broadbent Terrace.

Friday, November 10

This will be a repeat of Thurs, 9 Nov. Trainees will be conducting lessons in Jubilee Park between 06:00am-07:00pm, including a Vehicle Check Point on Jenkins Avenue. Expect to see some personnel with weapons near the rifle club along Broadbent Terrace.

Captain Robert James said the welcome the army received from the community was ‘nothing short of amazing’.

“The exercise is in great shape and we are very excited to commence our activities in this community. Between 7-22 November please expect to see people with weapons, see heavy vehicles and hear some blank firing,” he said.

“If you have dogs that are susceptible to noise, it may be advisable to ensure that they are secured whilst you aren't at home.”