X Platoon is our special senior platoon for those wanting to extend themselves in fieldcraft and military skills. Having passed an extensive barrier test and physical test to be accepted, X Platoon are busy preparing for extensive activities on AFX. On Friday, they were practising stealth with methods of movement, and will be working on their navigation and survival skills over the Christmas break. Ably led by WO2 Tom Martin, we look forward to seeing the challenges they set themselves for 2022.
Commando Rolls Demonstration
Training Term 1 2022
At our last Cadet training this afternoon, we ended the year with a Scavenger Hunt, Swim Testing, Operation Bush Wookie and Drill Games. Thank you to the SUO and his team in RHQ for their diligence in maintaining the Training Program across both schools under trying circumstances.
We have much to cover in Term 1 2022, to make sure our recruits are ready for AFX (Annual Field Exercise – Cadet Camp), as well as exposing them to the many activities we should have had this year.
We start the year on 4 February with the annual Golden Boot Competition, vying platoon against platoon in military skills and cadet knowledge.
In subsequent weeks, look forward to Archery, Laser Tag and the Climbing Wall, interspersed with lessons on ratel, setting up your hutchie, how to cook a ration pack and how to keep yourself clean and healthy on camp. AFX will be a camp unlike any you have experienced, and your Corporals and Sergeants are looking forward to working with you on these skills.
Thank you to our rank and staff for their excellent leadership under difficult circumstances in 2021. Corporals, Sergeants, Warrant Officers, Cadet Under Officers and Directing Staff, I thank you all for your commitment and passion, and belief in the vision of this youth development program. You can see beyond the difficulties of 2021, and know the exciting experiences possible for our recruits. Thank you for your optimism.
I wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday, to give you the energy to hit the ground running in our short leadup to AFX 2022.
Merry Christmas to everyone in the Unit, to your families, and to the wider Waverley College and St Catherine’s communities.
MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow
Commanding Officer – WCCU