Cadets pre­par­ing for AN­ZAC Day

Whitsunday Times - - FINDA -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone 4786 1426, visit www.aafc.org.au or e-mail co.110sqn@aafc.org.au.

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.

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