Cadets Present and Past Mark School’s Centenary
The Christ Church Cadet Unit welcomed back its most senior ranked export at the Headmaster’s Cadet Parade today.
The School was privileged to have old boy Major General Craig Williams AM, Commander of the Australian Army’s 2nd Division, to address the cadets and assist Headmaster Garth Wynne with prize giving.
Army Cadets Co-ordinator Mick O’Sullivan said there was great kudos for the School to carry the success of an old boy reaching such a high rank in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). “There are not many major generals in Australia so for CCGS - it is great recognition in its own right,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
The annual parade, at which all Christ Church cadets marched in uniform, was the culmination of the cadet unit’s year and was symbolic of the Year 12 cadets moving on and the junior cadets moving up the ranks. Fremantle Legacy President Rick Tonkin presented the annual Legacy Trophy, which represents an example of the service work completed by the Christ Church cadets during the year.
Along with Major General Williams, tonight’s annual Headmaster’s Senior Cadet Ranks Dinner will have a number of special guests. Twenty-three old boys, who currently serve in the ADF, will join Year 11 and 12 cadets and other invited guests to mark the School’s Centenary year.
Year 11 and 12 cadets attend the Headmaster’s Dinner in Sandover Hall along with cadet staff, Senior School staff and invited senior military guests. Mr O’Sullivan said the School was delighted that 23 of the 62 old boys currently serving in the ADF around the world were able to make it to the dinner.