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The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services



The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The 11 Members of the Retired Police Association in Darwin welcomed home an old colleague last month, when Greg Nutt-Foster returned to Darwin to live. Greg joined the force in February 1973 and moved to the Water Police in 1975. He retired in 1987 after attending the Americas Cup in Fremantle with an NT police boat that he described as the best boat in the Australian Government at that time. We had the boat and two full crews and had the job of carrying VIP observers. We had a privilege flag that ! allowed us to get up on the yachts, which was pretty special, said Greg during the welcome home barbecue. When he retired, Greg moved to the Gold Coast, but a deterioration in his health due to MS has seen him make the move back to Darwin to be near his son. National Youth Week in April gave the Northern Territory Police an opportunity to show their social side when they toured with the Blue Light Disco. The team coordinating the event travelled more than 3500 kilometres over seven days and visited seven communities and towns. Organiser of the event, retired police officer Allan Mitchell was again geared up for a huge trip. Following the success of the venture last year, we just had to do it again. Every community we contacted this year was more than happy to have us back, said Mr Mitchell. Mr Mitchell, accompanied by Constable David Taylor and Darwin DJ Kevin Jacobsson left Darwin on Sunday 6 April for a week of rock n roll. The Blue Light Disco visited Pine Creek, Mataranka, Beswick, Yarralin, Timber Creek Lajamanu and Kalkaringi on the seven-day tour. The project received partial funding from the NT Office of Youth Affairs and some of the communities made a financial contribution to make the week a possibility. Independent Grocers donated some of the giveaways for the week. A positive spin-off from last years visit was Kalkaringi and Lajamanu communities putting some funds together to purchase disco equipment, so the local Police can run Blue Light Discos on a more regular basis, said Mr Mitchell. The Blue Light Disco has been running in the Northern Territory since 1981, with branches in every major centre and has held hundreds of discos over that time. The 11

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