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Commanding Officers’ Parade and Cadet Promotions Courses 2021


Commanding Officers’ Parade Postponed

The Commanding Officers’ Parade, where we welcome our new recruits to Cadets and present our new rank with their rank slides, has been postponed to 23 July due to the revised COVID-19 lockdown dates.

Cadets will have access to online content on Friday 16 July so please keep an eye on your emails for further information.

Dates and times of uniform issue to all recruits will be emailed next week pending further COVID-19 updates.

Thank you for your patience.

Cadet Promotions Courses 2021

In the first week of the school holidays, 107 of our most dedicated cadets gave of their vacation time to become our new leaders for the 2021/2022 Cadet Year. Leadership is one of the most rewarding components of being a cadet and our new Corporals, Sergeants, Warrant Officers and Cadet Under Officers worked tirelessly throughout the week, learning new skills and demonstrating that they have what it takes to lead our new recruits as they start their Cadet journey this term.

The week was certainly challenging with the shifting sands of the COVID-19 limitations and we were impressed with how our cadets were able to adapt and overcome, with the ensuing changes to the week. By the end of the week, candidates across the three courses – Junior Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course and the Cadet Under Officers’ Course – had forged strong new friendships and a collegiate team vital to supporting themselves as they commence their new positions as the Unit’s new leaders. We set the bar high in terms of drill, dress and bearing, and the proficiency standard required for their new responsibilities, and they rose to the challenge.

We are proud of all our candidates and look forward to announcing the new leadership team next week.

MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow

Commanding Officer – WCCU