Cadets Play Role in Anzac Day Activities
Once again, Christ Church’s Cadet Unit performed a number of Anzac Day support activities from flag raising and banner carrying duties as well as fundraising for Legacy. Army Cadets Co-ordinator Michael O’Sullivan said the cadets were honoured to be among the veterans and felt proud to be representing the School’s cadet unit.
The cadets began their Anzac Day duties at Dalkeith Primary School on Tuesday 19 April with a flag raising guard. Mr O’Sullivan said it was a great service involving students, staff and about 80 parents. “CUO Alex Knight (Year 12) and CPLs Sam Morgan (Year 11) and Darcy Clarke (Year 11) did a great job representing the School carrying out the flag raising tasks to complement the ceremony,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
On Thursday 21 April, 27 cadets took time out of their holidays to help fundraise for Legacy. The Year 10 boys, spread throughout shopping centres at Cottesloe, Claremont and Nedlands by Fremantle Legacy organising staff, raised more than $2500 on the day. “The compliments extended on the cadets’ dress and courtesies were outstanding,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
On Monday 25 April, Year 10, 11 and 12 cadets carried the flags and banners of 2/28th Infantry Battalion and 24th Anti-Tank Association at the Anzac Day March in Perth. Mr O’Sullivan said the unit had supported the groups over the past 10 years in its role as the Custodians of the Rats of Tobruk.
Unit CSM Braeden Webb (Year 12) was selected to act as a banner escort to the WA Australian Army Cadet Brigade. “It was a great honour and Braeden carried out this task extremely well,” he said.
Mr O’Sullivan explained that usually, only Year 11 and 12 cadets were tasked for the Anzac Day March. However, several Year 10s had also requested to be considered, as many of their grandparents were veterans. This year, 32 cadets took part in the march.