The Broken Shackle is an award given each month for the most outlandish thing done on a club trip

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July 2017 Jason Richards is this months shackle winner. Whilst attending his 4-WHEEL-DRIVING course, recovering 4-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicles, Jason was struggling. Turns out that 4-WHEEL-DRIVES do better recoveries when you don't leave them in 2-WHEEL-DRIVE, eh Jase?
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June 2017 And the lucky winner of the broken shackle this month is Tori. Amazing how she pestered Ben to run a trip to the Spanish Steps, and then forgot to go. Or something like that.
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May 2017 George Dib wins the Shackle this month. George was at Bush Mechanics training – finished his training and received a talk about responsible 4WDing, removing rubbish, leaving nothing behind except footprints, etc. Only to depart and leave his chair behind!
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April 2017 During this month's Sand Driver Training, a trainee couldn’t get up a sand dune. Glenn Evans left his car at the top of the dune and walked down to help (1st mistake). After dropping the tyre pressure a couple of times the trainee finally drove to the top of the dune. This left Glenn still at the bottom of the dune and had to walk up and out! And yes, this is Glenn presenting the shackle to himself...
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March 2017 This's months winner is Adam Harmer. On a recent camping trip, Adam set up a pull out camper bed for his daughter. However, he forgot to set up the securing straps underneath, causing her to fall out during the night! (No photo taken at the meeting, so I stole this off Facebook!)
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February 2017 Last year Kevin Hoey received a Shackle nomination for commenting that when he marries Lauren ‘nothing will change’ as they have already lived together for some time. Well Kevin & Lauren are now married – Kevin was checking he facebook and came across a name he didn’t know – Lauren Hoey – he thought it might be a cousin from Ireland. Lauren had to then remind him that it was her....his wife.
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December 2016 Our new President Ed Walker received the shackle this month. Whilst his daughter was visiting, Ed had to run some errands. So he jumped in his car, only to then back into his daughters car, which was parked in the same place she always parks when she visits!
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November 2016 Congratulations to Alison Vaughan for being this months winner! At the recently held Christmas party, Alison was convinced there were 2 white rabbits hanging around, and that's why she kept falling into (imaginary) rabbit holes. She also developed a desire to store kitchen utensils in the fridge! Quite possibly a result of staying hydrated on a hot day.
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October 2016 The winner this month is Darren Osborne. Darren and Sara have just purchased a brand new Patriot Camper. They took it out for a test run on the Saturday and it took all day to set up just the way Darren wanted it, only to then take it all down and pack it away and head home. Darren didn’t even spend the night sleeping in the brand new camper!
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September 2016 At the Bush mechanics training a totem tennis was set up for the kids. It seemed that Tori didn’t like this setup and decided she would rearrange the totem tennis with her vehicle by backing over it!
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August 2016 In his absence, Taps was awarded the Broken Shackle Award this month. The reason being: He turned up at Crestwood for the meeting instead of Tyre King! Obviously Taps doesn’t read emails or look on facebook or pay attention at committee meetings!
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July 2016 Brian Harris is this month's winner, after nailing the trifecta on 1 trip: 1. Not zipping his tent up when it was raining. 2. Waiting 20 minutes to be served breakfast only to be told by the staff that it was a buffet breakfast. 3. Getting out of his car without applying the handbrake.