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From Commanding Officer – WCCU, Ms Julie-Ann de Kantzow

Waverley College cadets in the Centenary Quadrangle

Cadets Update

With a break in Cadets due to the swimming carnival on Friday, March 6, our senior cadets met with staff to discuss plans for AFX – Cadet Camp.

Special mention goes to CUO Josh Conacher-Smith, X Platoon Commander, and CUO Heath Jackson, PNR Platoon Commander, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to pull together a suite of engaging activities for our cadets to enjoy over the course of the Annual Field Exercise.

And, speaking of working tirelessly, our dedicated Quartermaster Platoon devoted their time on Saturday to wash, clean and organise the equipment needed to support 400 cadets and staff in the field on AFX. A big thank you to Joe Simonella, Lachlan Muir, James Privett, Brandon Reid, Owen Punch, Matteo Paolella, Harry Cox-Nugent, Evander Hudson and Darius Hall for their professional and hard-working approach to the day.

Last Friday, A Company enjoyed their turn at the school-based laser tag activity in the Quad, while B Company completed their Defence Youth Safety Training. C Company were taught the pertinent lesson of health and hygiene in the field, before having their first taste (not literally!) of ration packs and how to cook an individual meal with a hexi-stove.

Decisions are being made as to the level of Cadets activity over the coming weeks, and I will let you know of further developments as they come to hand.