217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU)
217 Army Cadet Unit (ACU) ~ Officer Commanding (OC)
A warm greeting to you all this chilly season.
The second quarter of the year has had many events in which we at 217ACU have been involved in. April saw us participate in 4 separate ANZAC services – National Servicemen Association and Masonic Lodge Service on the 13th, Speers Point Dawn Service and March Lake Macquarie Memorial Park Service and Toronto Day Service and March on ANZAC Day. 217ACU provided a marching contingent at the Dawn service and catafalque parties for the Lake Macquarie Memorial Park and Toronto Day Services. This time of the year is always very special and we commemorate the peace that was fiercely fought for by all ANZAC members.
May was about knuckling down in training and preparing for future activities. 21AACBN held their annual staff development weekend at Singleton and was a fantastic opportunity for all that attended to catch up and engage in future planning for individuals and their Units. On the 25th 217ACU attended a weapons training day at RAAF Base Williamtown where the Cadets had the opportunity to use the EF88 Austyre Rifle in a simulated environment to provide a great military experience.
June has provided us with the opportunity to team up with 229ACU South Lakes to conduct Adventure Training. We went to the Tree Tops Park at Minmi where both Adults and Cadets tested their courage and skills in navigating the high ropes obstacle course. It was a lot of fun and we continue to return every year to develop the courage and teamwork of our Unit.
For the next quarter, 217 ACU will continue to be busy with many activities. First is the NSW Brigade Promotion Courses being held at RAAF Base Richmond with the final parade being held at Scheyville National Park. Other activities include Term 3 Camp 8-10 August at Singleton Military Area, 21BN Competition Day 31 August at Gorrokan High and Annual Field Exercise 28 September to 5 October at Singleton Military Area.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
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)