In recent years we seem to have been continually asking for donations to upgrade our fleet of vehicles. We have four that were manufactured in the 1990’s and six between 2000 and 2005.
The vehicles we have purchased in recent times have been deployed with units in Queensland, where there is a considerable amount of work, in time and distance, expected of them. They support the ADF in some extreme locations from Cultana in South Australia to Titjikala in the Northern Territory; and in Queensland, they venture out to Shoalwater Bay, Wide Bay and High Range, Townsville. They can be gone for months at a time, and the weather conditions can vary, as you can probably imagine, from hot and dry to bitterly cold and muddy!
Our Reps love being out there supporting the ADF, and often allied forces as well, as they undertake these exercises, to ensure they are always fit and ready for the challenges of this uncertain world we live in.
As the vehicles age, they are re-deployed to locations where the demand on them is not as punishing, and so with some TLC, we can extend their life and usefulness to Everyman’s and the ADF. As much as we care for them, they do reach an age where the cost of maintaining them would be better put towards the purchase of a newer vehicle with lower maintenance costs.
In addition to replacing our ageing fleet, we have also needed to expand it to meet the demand in recent years to provide, re-establish or expand services on some bases (Royal Military College at Duntroon; Enoggera, Canungra and ARTC Kapooka). This is where the fleet renewal project started and it will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. Please support us to support the ADF.