Ella is a tough little trooper
LEARNING bush survival skills, teamwork, mapping, drill, discipline and organisation are just a few of the reasons 14-year-old Ella Harrison joined the Army cadets.
The 2015 Recruit of the Year said she felt humbled by the honour, especially during the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.
“To be chosen as the recruit of the year during the centenary is an honour as well as a privilege,” she said.
“I feel happy the brave soldiers are still being remembered 100 years on and I hope that in years to come they will still be remembered for their bravery.”
Ella, of Victoria Park, is a member of the 501 Army Cadet Unit based in Como, which meets every Tuesday at 6pm.
The unit has had thousands of people move up through the ranks of the cadet unit since it was founded in 1894.
Ella was one of many recruits who graduated recently and she has now become a senior cadet, earning the right to wear the prized slouch hat.
For details about the unit visit http://www.armycadets.gov.au /unit-finder?UAbbr=501acu.