The South Sydney Rabbitohs have had a special affiliation with 104 Battery, 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, dating back to the 1960s.
CAPTION: Former South Sydney Rabbitoh Ethan Lowe fires an M777A1 155mm Howitzer during a visit to Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland. Photo by Corporal Nicole Dorrett.
104 Battery even wore Souths jerseys in Vietnam and wear them as PT shirts to this day.
This special bond was reinvigorated earlier this year when ex-Rabbitoh Ethan Lowe and Rabbitohs Chief Commercial Officer Shannon Donato visited the battery at Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
The Rabbitohs contingent observed a live fire, assisted with applying fuses to rounds, witnessed the impact of rounds from an observation post and sampled an Army ration pack.
The visitors presented the battery with some Rabbitohs match jerseys and received 104 Battery red-and-green physical training shirts emblazoned with batter logo in return.
CONTACT Editor Brian Hartigan is a Souths fan, while Mrs CONTACT follows Canberra.
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