For over 20 years the Australian Defence Force has been engaged in operational duties across the globe. Much of the ‘boots on the ground’ operational burden has been shouldered by the Australian Army with a significant part played by units of the Army’s Special Operation Command (SOCOMD). The price paid by these service personnel and the families that support them has been heavy. For many the struggle of the battlefield continues in everyday life. Help us to help them, it’s the Australian thing to do – help our mates who’ve served this great country.
A journey through history, of bravery, heroic deeds and legends. An adventure that raises funds for very worthy veteran charities to help support those that have served our nation. Embrace the challenge, build bonds that will last a lifetime, enjoy the camaraderie – come on an adventure and see parts of the world that you can only experience at sea level in a small two person canoe!
Be part of a tight knit team that raises funds for veterans and defence families in need. We’re good but even we need help! We need your support to achieve the mission – the effect will so much greater if you get ‘on board’!
And we need people to wave and cheer! Each person embarking on this journey will be expected to fundraise on an individual and, at times, on a collective basis.
To walk, or in this case paddle, in the footsteps of heroes. We will retrace the route taken by the raiding team in the canoes and the route the Krait took through enemy waters. The sea transit will take up to 4 days with the canoe insertion being conducted over 5 ‘periods of darkness’ (military term for a night!). As the purpose of this mission is to support veteran’s charities, all members of the team will fundraise.
There will be a commemorative service in Singapore at the completion of the paddle for the entire team as well as selected supporters and sponsors. Beers down range after that. We then RTA (return to Australia).
A final phase to this epic undertaking is planned – a paddle through Sydney Harbour from the Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour to the Opera House to be conducted in late October 2018.
There will be a maximum of 8 canoe teams – that is 8 x two person canoes. The intent is to place a veteran in each canoe, many of these veterans will be from the Australian Special Forces community. The canoe teams will LUP (lay up) on the same islands that the Z Special Operators used. A support vessel (our version of the Krait) will accompany the canoe teams during the paddle phase of the operation.
Spots in the canoe teams are limited and competition will be tough – final positions will be determined by fitness and the amount of funds raised.
At The Adventure Group, we believe in making life more exciting and adventurous. It is a one-way journey, so take it with both hands, embrace the challenge and let us give you the experience of a lifetime.
TAG HQ is in Brisbane, Australia, but we operate right around the country and throughout the world. For OpSec reasons, we don’t provide our physical address.