The unit badge for the Australian Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment is an eagle atop the motto ‘Courage’. When it came to selecting a unit mascot and naming it, the members of 2CAV clearly took things literally. Taking pride of place in most things connected with 2CAV is a 24-year-old, male wedge-tailed eagle named ‘Courage’. A gift from Taronga Zoo, Sydney, on 15 October 1987, Warrant Officer Class 2 Wayne Courage has several dedicated handlers who fly him daily, ferry him to his many meetings, appointments and ensure he is involved in practically all unit activities, including pack marches and maintenance of the unit’s ASLAVs (Australian Light-Armoured Vehicles). In the coming weeks, Courage will be taken to the parade ground by senior handler Sergeant Justin Hogg and he will fly onto parade and be presented with his warrant certificate by the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Johnstone, after he was promoted in 2010.Based in the Northern Territory at Robertson Barracks, 20km south of Darwin, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment is part of 1st Brigade, the Australian Army's light armoured brigade.
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Tags: Australian Army, ADF, Mascot, 2CAV, Australia, "Courage" the Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (load item map)
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