Once a year, the CAS Milskills Competition tests the military skills of Navigation, Ratel, Fieldcraft, First Aid and TeamWork and Leadership exercises across cadets from Barker, Knox, St Aloysius’, Trinity and Waverley.
Our team of 14 cadets from Years 9 and 10, had to pass a Barrier Test to get into the team, and then spent many training sessions after school and after Cadets coming together as a team and honing their military skills in preparation.
WO2 Oliver Malzard and Meg O’Connor, with the guidance of CUO Matteo Paolella, led the whole experience – and I mean the whole experience – they developed their own training materials, their own training program, they ran the training sessions, ensured the team was well-kitted out, well prepared and most importantly, functioning as a team.
And I am proud to announce that on Saturday, we won, and we were awarded the CAS Milskills Trophy for 2022!
In the team were:
WO2 Oliver Malzard, WO2 Meg O’Connor, WO2 James Birbas, WO2 Deuchar Dezarnaulds, WO2 Emma Hartwig, WO2 Robbie Muir, SGT Remy Frampton, SGT Declan McAuliffe, SGT Campbell Porteus, SGT Aodhan Williams, CPL Rohan Baker, CPL Archie Godby, CPL Lachlan Isaac, CPL Tom Jackson-Whitlock.
And we also thank Ruben Stock and Campbell McCarthy for running the First Aid stand, with Matteo Paolella as the patient.
Congratulations to the 2022 CAS Milskills Team!