Firing Of Blank Volleys At The Australian Defence Force Academy

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Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 1545

MSPA 491/10

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Firing of blank volleys at the Australian Defence Force Academy


The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) will fire blank ammunition

into the air in preparation for, and during, the annual ADFA Royal Australian

Navy Ceremonial Sunset. 


ADFA, Campbell, ACT



06:50 am - 07:50 am on Wednesday, 20 October 2010

06:30 pm - 07:15 pm on Thursday, 21 October 2010

During the Ceremony: 6:30pm to 7:15pm on Friday, 22 October 2010


During the times listed above, the Ceremonial Sunset Guard, composed of ADFA Navy

Midshipmen, will load blank cartridges into Steyr rifles and fire them into the air in volleys. 

Australia’s Federation Guard will also load a 105mm blank cartridge and fire into the air.

Media note:  

While media are not invited to attend the practices or the ceremony, their assistance is sought

in notifying local residence of this activity.  

Media Contact:

Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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