Ella is a tough lit­tle trooper

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

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.

Ella Har­ri­son

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