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Cadets and AFX 2023

MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow 

MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow - Commanding Officer - WCCU

Welcome back to Cadets for 2023!

Today, the Joining Instruction for the Annual Field Exercise (AFX – Cadet Camp) will be emailed to all parents/carers and cadets.

AFX takes place in the final week of Term 1 at Holsworthy Army Base from Friday, 31 March – Wednesday, 5 April. This camp doubles as the Year 9 Camp, and is a required component of a Waverley boy’s experience at the College. All members of the Cadet Unit attend AFX.

I would ask you all to please read the Joining Instruction and accompanying documentation before completing the Google Form, to register your son’s attendance in a timely manner. It is important that we have the latest information to ensure the best care of your son on camp.

Registration is required by Wednesday, 1 March 2023. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Commanding Officer if you have any queries or concerns.

Next week, we have the Annual Golden Boot competition for the whole Unit. This afternoon is always an engaging and fun afternoon run by our Senior Rank for the enjoyment of all. The winning platoon will be rewarded with the Golden Boot Trophy and special treats.

Over the course of this term, recruits will learn all the skills they need to be safe and comfortable on camp. The culmination of their training is AFX, following which all recruits will have the chance to continue with the program for another year.

Semester 1 Dates for Your Diaries

DATE EVENT LOCATION
3 FEB 23 Home Training Waverley College
9 FEB 23 CAS Cadet Conference – selected cadets only St Aloysius’ College
10 FEB 23 Home Training (Golden Boot Competition) Waverley College
17 FEB 23 Home Training Waverley College
20 FEB 23 AFX Parent Information Zoom Meeting 6:30pm

Link to follow

24 FEB 23 Home Training Waverley College
3 MAR 23 AFX Briefing – Staff + Senior Rank only

No Recruits or JNCO

Waverley College
8 MAR 23 Open Day Display Waverley College
10 MAR 23 Home Training Waverley College
17 MAR 23 Home Training – Recruits early mark 4.15pm Waverley College
24 MAR 23 AFX Preparation – Rank and staff only

No Recruits

Waverley College
30 MAR 23 AFX Advance Party – selected cadets only Holsworthy Army Base
31 MAR 23 – 5 APR 23 AFX Main Body Holsworthy Army Base
6 APR 23 Recruit Continuation Agreement distributed Online
11 APR 23 – 14 APR 23 ATA – selected cadets only TBA
23 APR 23 Recruit Continuation Agreements due Online
24 APR 23 ANZAC Day Service Waverley College
25 APR 23 ANZAC Day Community Services Various Community Locations
28 APR 23 Home Training Waverley College
2 MAY 23 ANZAC Day Service St Catherine’s
3 MAY 23 Cadet Showcase St Catherine’s
5 MAY 23 Home Training Waverley College
8 MAY 23 St Cath’s Parent Information Evening St Catherine’s
12 MAY 23 Home Training Waverley College
19 MAY 23 Home Training Waverley College
26 MAY 23 Home Training Waverley College
29 MAY 23 Waverley Parent Information Evening Waverley College
31 MAY 23 CAS Drill Competition Waverley College
2 JUN 23 Home Training Waverley College
4 JUN 23 Passing Out Parade / Dining In Night Waverley College
16 JUN 23 Promotion Pre-Course Training Waverley College
17 -18 JUN 23 New Recruit Issue Weekend Waverley College
25 JUN – 1 JUL 23 Promotions Courses Winbourne Conference Centre
21 JUL 23 NEW CADET YEAR Waverley College