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217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU)
Quarterly Report for Second Quarter 2017

Yvonne Fuller
217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU) ~ Training Officer (TRGOFFR)

1. Hello all.

217ACU has had a few changes over the last few months with plenty of activities and training to keep us busy. I have taken on the role of Officer Commanding for the Unit with big shoes to fill after CAPT(AAC) now LT(AAC) Gordon Macey stepped aside into the Unit Training Officer Role. I would also like to mention UA(AAC) Tanya Nelson coming onboard as an Adult Cadet Staff member of 217ACU.

2. Activity wise

In March, we conducted our Recruit Training Weekend in conjunction with 21BN Live Firing Shoot at Singleton with support from 8 ER and 8CSSB. The Cadets were also able to meet the NSW AAC BDE Commander and RSM who attended the activity. April saw us moving into ANZAC services and again I would like thank all sponsors for the fantastic effort in bringing the community together in remembrance for our fallen and serving members. The cadets that participated in the ceremonies have expressed their pride and respect by attending seven different ANZAC Services.

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In addition, I was able to attend the Adventure Training Award (ATA) 2017. In May, we conducted a Simulated Weapons Training Day, where CDTSGT Toby Adams achieved a fantastic score of 70mm average over 20 rounds at a target at 100m. It is my understanding that this is the best score in the Hunter Battalion this year so far.

Future events include Term 2 camp being conducted on the June Long Weekend over a 24 hour period where we will be attending the Tree Top Adventure Park at Minmi as an adventure training activity. NSW Brigade Promotion Courses held in July 2017, CDTSGT Caleb Watts and CDT Noah Farleigh-Hall will be attending in order to upskill in leadership and command.

Kind regards

Eyvonne Fuller
217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU) ~ Training Officer (TRGOFFR)
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Up-Coming Activities and tasks

  • 2BDE Promotion course: Jul 17
  • AFX
  • Term 2 Camp: June Long weekend
  • 2017 Recruit course.
  • ANZAC Day Activities.
  • Organise long lead time activities.

217ACU parades every Monday evening during the school term:

  • at Charlton Christian College, Fassifern
  • 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/


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

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