Cadets preparing for ANZAC Day
ON FRIDAY night, the 110 Squadron of Whitsundays Australian Air Force Cadets welcomed their newly appointed Aircraftsman AAFC, Anthony Hoffman, to the staff ranks.
Commanding officer of the squadron, Flying Officer AAFC Adam Bradley, said Mr Hoffman had been assisting the squadron as a civilian staff member since mid-2013.
“And his experience in working with students at the Whitsunday Christian College has helped boost our Friday night training,” he said.
Over the rest of the weekend, 110 Squadron Whitsundays held a training exercise for their new recruits, covering fieldcraft and service knowledge along with drill and ceremonial marching in preparation for ANZAC Day.
On Saturday the cadets learnt some improvised firelighting methods for use in emergency survival situations, along with the art of camouflage and conceal- ment. Flying Officer Bradley said all the cadets learned something over the weekend “and by the end of Sunday they were all laughing and getting along like best friends, which was great to see.”
The cadets and staff will be attending this year’s ANZAC Day dawn services at both Cannonvale and Bowen, followed by the street march and day services at Bowen.
The 110 Squadron comprises cadets from Collins- ville, Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine with its entire staff living in the Cannonvale area.
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LEARNING SKILLS: Airforce Cadets Maddigan Dachs, Jarvis Paech, Cal Taylor, Dakota Ayles, Cody Rosevear, Kavita Supramaniam, Adrian Vowles, Nicolas Schmidt and Masaki Golding, watching a demonstration of improvised fire lighting using a steel and flint method.