Where is it: Sometimes at Gallipoli Barracks in Enogerra, and sometimes at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
What's it all about: An opportunity for our defence forces to show off their wears, and for the public to show their support for our armed service men and women as well as checking out their gear!
How can I join in: These are free events open to the public! The open days in the barracks are understandably subject to restrictions on entry, however the open days in the park you can simply turn up and admire!
Tell me more: Army open days for the public are usually held once a year, and it's a great opportunity to get up close to some of the awesome hardware that our army uses! It's also a great chance to show your support for our service men and women and their families! We've been along to a few of these open days - a couple inside the barracks at Enogerra and one in 7th Brigade Park, Chermside (named after the 7th Brigade, which makes up most of those posted at Gallipoli Barracks). There's lots of gear on display, and the guys are more than happy to explain what you're looking at and how it used! All of our interactions with the army personnel have been great - the guys are all very patient with the little kids and we hope that they can sense our appreciation of what they do! There are displays and demonstrations - including a mock battle where the soldiers fire off blank rounds with their weapons - we've had rides in armoured vehicles, seen Air Force fly-bys and always had lots of fun! They are really great days out - just be prepared for a bit of traffic chaos as they are very popular too!
7th Brigade Park, Chermside 2016
Gallipoli Barracks, Ennogera 2014
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