From Commanding Officer – WCCU, MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow
The Cadet Year finished on Friday with some exciting activities for our senior cadets and rank. Corporals took a well-earned rest from their Section Commander duties and headed to St Peters for an afternoon of rock climbing, while our Cadet Under Officers, Warrant Officers, and Company Quartermaster Sergeants participated in a Command Post Exercise designed to simulate some of the many leadership opportunities and challenges on camp.
It’s been a wonderful year of Cadets despite the difficulties that COVID-19 presented. We welcomed St Catherine’s School into the Unit, we farewelled a wonderful group of young men in our leadership team from 2020, we ran a successful and enjoyable Promotions week and managed to keep the majority of our 220 new recruits engaged over the 16-week period of online cadets.
We are really looking forward to taking the Unit to Majura Military Training Area for the Annual Field Exercise at the end of Term 1. To further prepare our leadership team for this exciting adventure, senior cadets are heading to Douglas Park for a bivouac this weekend to consolidate their field skills.
Cadets returns in 2021 on Friday, 5 February and we will spend the ensuing six weeks ensuring everyone is equipped and skilled for the adventures in store on camp.