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217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU)
Quarterly Report

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

Hello all. What a year 2017 has been. 217ACU has seen a busy and successful year, in which staff changes, new appointments, promotions and achievements have been made.

The last quarter of 2017 has indeed been busy with many events to promote 217ACU in the public arena. In October we provided a display stall and community engagement activities at the Super-Boats at Lake Macquarie. In addition, the Cadets conducted Flag and Guard Parties at Remembrance Day Services at Toronto, Speers Point and Ryhope.

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Earlier in the year, we saw CDTSGT Toby Adams achieve an impressive score of 70mm grouping (20 rounds at a target 100m away) with the F88 AusStyre. 217ACU had a chance to defend and improve this score at the RAAF Base Williamtown in late October. Although the score was undefeated, CDT Maza achieved a very close score of 77mm. CDTSGT Toby Adams remained the best for 21BN and received the perpetual WO2 Anne Rees Top Shot Award at our End of Year Dinner, presented by 21BN Representative, SGT Jon Lowe.

We held our End of Year Parade at Lake Macquarie Memorial Park at Ryhope and it was a beautiful (if just a bit warm) morning and the Cadets made me and the rest of 217ACU Staff very proud for their commitment and efforts on the day. The Dinner was held at Toronto Diggers Club and again the Cadets performed well and I hope all of our Sponsor Special Guests had a lovely evening. Awards presented were as follows: Cadet of the Year – CDTCPL C. Howarth, Leadership Award – CDTLCPL N. Farleigh-Hall, Rookie of the Year – CDT R. Maza, Best Shot – CDTSGT T. Adams, Most Improved – CDT B. Crawley, CSM Recognition – CDTSGT T. Adams and CUO Recognition – CDTSGT C. Watts.

Future events for 2018 include: NSW BDE Promotion Courses, Australia Day Festival, NSW BDE CO Conference, Live Shoot at Singleton, Recruit Course Weekend, and 21 BN Promotion Course. 217ACU is working towards achieving AAC goals and developing the next generation into the leaders of tomorrow.

Kindest Regards ~ Yvone Fuller Captain (AAC) ~ 217 Army Cadet Unit Officer Commanding ~ Mobile: 0417 419 877 Unit email: 217acu@cadnet.gov.au Personnel Cadet email: gordon.macey1@cadnet.gov.au

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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