217ACU Lake Macquarie is looking for young people to join.

Army cadets

217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU)
Quarterly Report

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

 Mobile: 0409 310 713

2021!!!!       It’s here!

The last 12 months has been difficult with Bushfires in early 2020 and the virus making a huge impact on the world. Cadets have risen to the challenge and successfully implemented training pathways to allow for social distancing in a face-to-face environment or online through isolation measures.

Spring came quickly and feels like it became summer all too quickly. Both 217ACU and 229ACU continued parading together for the remainder of the year and were able to hold a Remembrance Service at our Unit location on the Sunday prior to Remembrance Day. Our last parade night was the 7th   December and we conducted a March-Out Parade. The  Cadets performed their drill fantastically and many received well deserved awards. The most prestigious Award – Cadet of the Year – was presented to newly promoted CDTSGT Cooper Smith from 217ACU and CDTCPL Phoenix Ianna for 229ACU. These Cadets worked hard throughout the year to ensure the AAC values were     upheld – Respect, Courage, Excellence, Integrity and Service. Congratulations to all award winners and we will look forward to everyone’s effort for next year.

Currently all external activities are not approved to run until the COMDAAC is happy the risk of COVID-19 is extremely minimal in the community. We are still planning a few face-to-face training activities and hope we can provide the full experience of the organisation to the Cadets.

We hope you and the community are understanding at this time that we wish to keep our youth and their mentors safe and we look forward to when we can resume our duties in supporting our local communities at various events.

Have a safe and happy festive season and thank you for your continued   support and patience.

Kind regards Yvonne Fuller CAPT (AAC)

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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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