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2017 Cadet Field Exercise

Friday 24th March 2017 to Friday 31st March 2017

An annual camp or Cadets in all years.

About Camp

AFX Camp

AFX Camp

For Cadets, the main field activity for the year is the Annual Cadet Field Exercise held in Term 1.  Establishing a fully functioning camp in the bush and living together in comfort for a week is part of the challenge, but more important is the opportunity to contribute to the life of the school by catering for the Year 8 boys and introducing them to life in the field.   At camp, meals are prepared by the boys themselves, under the supervision of the older cadets. Apart from the experience of living in tents, the boys also take part in abseiling, canoeing, first aid and fieldcraft exercises. The Year 8 cadets also travel to other external venues for a full day trek and other adventure activities. Cadets in Year 9 are transported to another bush location where they take part in an overnight navigational exercise in parties of four.


Annual Cadet Field Exercise (AFX)

The Annual Cadet Field Exercise commences Friday 24 March and concludes on Friday 31 March. The Advance Party (selected members from Years 9, 10 11 and 12) will leave on Friday 24 March with the majority of the unit departing from the College on Saturday 25 March. All Year 8 cadets will depart from the College on Sunday 26 March and return on Thursday 30 March.

Members of the Cadet Unit have received preliminary notification of this compulsory activity.

Please contact the Unit Adjutant; Major (AAC) Anthony Evans on 9369 0704 should you have any questions regarding the AFX.

Timeline for Annual Cadet Camp


            TIME LINE FOR ANNUAL CAMP 2017      


While every effort is made to keep to the transport times listed below, parents should realise that we cannot always predict delays caused by conditions such as wet weather and traffic. For these reasons we regret that times can only be used as a guide.
1 8th March


Deadline for Forms to be returned to Major (AAC) Evans.
2 8th March


Clothing exchanges completed.
3 23rd March


Packing of stores vehicles after school.

Advance Party required to assist

(Casual work clothes to be brought)

4 24th March


Packing of Stores vehicles completed

Assembly: 0800 hrs, Braidwood

Advance Party leaves for Camp.


5 24th March



Platoon Commanders travel to camp by minibus.

Assembly Centenary Quadrangle 1515 hrs

Minibus departs at 1530 hrs

Arrival at Douglas Park at 1730 hrs.

       6 25th March


Yrs 9 – 12 depart by Bus from Waverley College.

Assembly:   0930 hrs at Waverley College.


7 26th March



Assembly: 0900 hrs   (9.00 am) at Waverley College

Yr 8 departs for Camp.


8 30th March


Yr 8 Cadets in Platoons 1, 2,3,4, will depart Douglas Park at approximately at 1.00pm and should arrive at the College at 3.00pm to 3.30pm.

Yr 8 Cadets in Platoons 5 and 6 will depart Douglas Park at approximately 2.00pm and should arrive at the College at  4.00pm.

Yr 8 Cadets in Platoons 7, 8, and 9 will depart Wedderburn at approximately 1.30pm and should arrive at the College at 3.00pm.

All the above timings are approximate and subject to traffic conditions.


31st March




Yr 8 Do NOT attend classes.

Yrs 9 – 12 Return from camp by BUS direct to school.

Expected arrival at College: 1500 hrs

Unloading of Stores trucks by Cadets (Yrs 9 – 12)

Final parade for the Unit: (Yrs 9 – 12) 1600 hrs.