Little soldier shows figh
A TOWNSVILLE boy fighting a life- threatening illness has lived out a childhood dream by joining the Australian Defence Force. Jaxon Cudby is a fighter. He is currently involved in the battle of his life, one against leukaemia.
He has many allies in that fight including his family, medical specialists and now the Australian Army thanks to support of Make- AWish Australia.
Jaxon’s wish was to board a plane, go somewhere new and have a day filled with fun with the Australian Army.
Destination Townsville recently joined forces with 3rd Brigade, the 5th Aviation Regiment and the Army School of Transport – Maritime Wing so Jaxon could have the time of his life over two adventure filled days.
The first stop, as for any soldier, was for Jaxon to be issued his own camouflage uniform, which was made by the Geckos Family Centre Sewing Group.
He then joined the ranks of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment to learning everything from field craft to tactics.
It was then time to meet some of the more unusual Townsville members of the Australian Army.
From pony Lance Corporal Septimus “Seppie” Quintus, the official and fifth in line mascot of th 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, to 2nd Cavalry Regiment eagle mascot Warrant Officer Class 2 Courage, Jaxon made friends of them all.
The following day, Jaxon was on the water skippering an Army LCM