From Commanding Officer – WCCU, MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow
This Friday will be the last in the series of Online Cadets as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions. The good news is that we will return to Friday afternoon training and parades as of Week 1, Term 3. This will, of course, be in accordance with the College’s hygiene precautions for co-curricular activities. For the foreseeable future, we will also need to parade in school uniform and not DCPU (Cadet Uniform). However, it will be fantastic to come together as a Unit again.
I must commend everyone in the Unit for the way they have tried to stay engaged and connected during this time, while continuing to learn new Cadet skills and knowledge. It hasn’t been easy! Cadets is a very practical and hands-on co-curricular activity – and I have been impressed with the innovative ways in which our cadets have demonstrated their newly acquired skills during the course of the term. A special thank you to our leaders – our Cadet Under Officers (CUOs) and our Training Cadre – for keeping the enterprise together over this difficult term.
In light of the COVID-19 restrictions this year, we are taking the opportunity to review the Training Program and Cadet Calendar for 2020/2021. From our recruits through to our CUOs, we have amazing and dedicated cadets in the Unit – and developing them into fine young leaders and citizens in a safe and healthy environment is our number one priority.