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


Cadets Online

I can appreciate how difficult it has been for our recruits to stay engaged with their Cadet training in the online environment. Cadets is an activity for physical engagement. The whole point of it, and the benefits it gives to the boys and girls in their development as strong and capable leaders, is so difficult to envisage in a Google Classroom.

While the content we have adapted for online learning is of absolute benefit to our cadets’ comfort and safety when we can eventually enjoy camp, it can seem like just another bit of homework that needs to be done (which certainly detracts from the enjoyment). I am therefore immensely proud of the engagement, diligence and creativity that our cadets have shown during this difficult time. A special thank you to the recruits who stayed back with me last week to catch up on missing tasks.

Remembering LT COL (AAC) Ian Cavanagh

On Monday, we were saddened to hear of the loss of LT COL(AAC) Ian Cavanagh, who passed away peacefully following a long illness.

LT COL(AAC) Cavanagh dedicated 62 years of his life to Cadets, culminating in his position as the Assistant Commander of 2nd Brigade, of which Waverley College Cadet Unit is a part. His passion and tenacity were instrumental in developing the kind of program that our students are now benefitting from.

He was a wise and considered gentleman, and the AAC will greatly feel his loss.