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217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU)
Quarterly Report

Yvonne Fuller
CAPT(AAC)
217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU) ~ Officer Commanding (OC)

 Mobile: 0409 310 713

      WINTER 2022

Hello Readers!

Term 2 is always a time for new faces and changes within the Army Cadets. We have had a great response to recruiting after ANZAC Day ceremonies in the area and are now Parading with a regular 17-20 Cadets each week which is a great sight to see and another seven awaiting enrolment for the new term.

In the changes department, the Commander for NSW AAC Brigade has provided the Units in NSW with a Directive for Active Supervision. This means that whilst Cadets are within the organisation’s care an Adult Cadet Staff (ACS) member is required to be in their presence. With this in mind, we have had to replan training and activities in order to fulfill this Directive, which has become an onerous chore as the ACS are unable to complete other duties such as submitting returns that are required by the same HQ in which the Directive was issued or planning future training and activities.

Another change for 217 ACU has been our Relocation to Morisset High School. We are still trying to find the time to settle in and ensure our stores are in appropriate locations within the new site but Morisset High has been very accommodating with the hours that we have been on site to do this.

In June, 217ACU was able to conduct our first Field Activity since March 2020. We were invited to Sector 8 at Singleton Military Area by 234 ACU Maitland to join them in the field environment. The two Units had a fantastic time, putting all the theory they had learnt over the last few years into practice in the field. 217 ACU thanks 234 ACU for the    opportunity and we look forward to working with them again later in Term.

  Future activities include the NSW AAC Brigade Promotion Courses being held at Holsworthy Barracks during the first week of July. 217 ACU is sending two Cadets for the Corporals Course and six staff for Instructing and Supervision. We have been invited to assist at SteamFest in Maitland at the end of July and another joint camp with 234 ACU in September.

    Lastly we will be hosting the 21 AAC Battalion Competition Day in August, where the Units in the Battalion compete in Drill and Sports for teamwork and Cadet of the Year for individual accomplishment.

  Please keep safe and thank you for your continued support and patience.

Kind regards

Yvonne Fuller ~ CAPT (AAC)

217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU) ~ Officer Commanding (OC)

Mobile: 0409 310 713                                                                        

Unit email: 217acu@armycadets.gov.au

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217ACU parades every Monday evening during the school term:

  • at Morisset High School
  • 1800 – 2100 (6 pm – 9 pm)

– so just come along and learn experiences for the future.

Ages from 12½ to 18

 

For more information:

Visit the Army Cadets website: www.armycadets.gov.au

or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hqaustarmycadets/

Contact:

Captain (AAC) Yvonne Fuller  (Officer Commanding 217ACU)

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