Monthly Archives: February 2020

Clearing the way for bush festival

Sappers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment made the final push to clear the Riley’s Ride horse trail on Operation Bushfire Assist. Photo: Trooper Jonathan Goedhart

At 6am on February 20, sappers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment checked their axes and chainsaws, ready to start work clearing decimated trees along a fire-damaged trail in the Snowy Mountain region of Victoria – a region famous for its depiction in the classic Banjo Patterson poem The Man from Snowy River.