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The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine



The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 | 15 Squad 30 30 Year Reunion During Squad 30s 30 th anniversary reunion in February, an unscheduled stop at the Mounted section led to a reunion of another kind for two squad members. Sue Withers (Borlase) and Sandra Lambkin (Jenks) met up with Peter Leacy, an ex NT Police member now working with the Army. Peter, Sue and Sandra were all foundation members of the Mounted Police Club started in Alice Springs in 1980. The success of the Club and its activities, along with the sheer determination and hard work of Peter Leacy, eventually led to the reestablishment of the NT Police Mounted Section. Some of the Club members owned their own horses but most were acquired by Peter, as were many of the saddles, the stables and land and all sorts of other gear. All members paid for a bridle, which became Club property and all contributed to the horses upkeep. Alice Springs local, Ted Egan, helped to raise the profile of the Mounted Police Club by holding fundraising concerts. Sue and Sandra were the first NT Police women to be sanctioned to ride in Police uniform. They originally performed only ceremonial duties in their own time but such was the public response that they were occasionally used for paid duty as well. Not surprisingly, the three old friends met later at a bar where, they re-lived their glory days and filled in the news of the 25 years since they last met. Sue Wither (Borlase), Sandra Lambkin (Jenks) at the Old Telegraph Station, Alice Springs, 1981. Below left to rightSandra Lambkin (Jenks), Peter Leacy and Sue Withers (Borlase). Above 52 keen young recruits form Squad 30. Top right, Squad 30 reunites 30 years later in 2009. Left left to right Rob Trenerry, Jeff Bates, Steve Liebelt, Dave Camiss, David Pearce. Below left to right Sandy Lambkin, Kate Vanderlaan, Julie Vass, Lorraine Carlon and Sue Withers.