Published on: 27 April 2023

On Tuesday our Christ Church Grammar School Army Cadets proudly marched in the ANZAC Day parade on St George’s Terrace, with around 40 students and staff in attendance. Marking the 107th ANZAC Day, the boys joined ex-service men and women, their families and community members in remembrance of the brave soldiers who served and died for our freedoms.

You can view the official live broadcast of the march, featuring members of the Christ Church community here.

Also on the day, Year 11 Christ Church student Zac Leedman laid a wreath at the Town of Claremont’s ANZAC Day Service. Zac reflected on the bravery of his late relative, Captain Charles Leedman, who was a medic in France during World War I. You can read the full article on Page 20 of this week’s Post.

Earlier in March, the Unit hosted the Rats of Tobruk commemorative service at the Tobruk War Memorial in Kings Park, marking the 82nd anniversary of the battle. The Cadets performed a flag raising ceremony prior to the service with Cadet Under Officer Jonny Hamdorf delivering an address outlining the siege of Tobruk in World War 2.

Captain Nurse said “the numbers involved for this voluntary event in the school holidays reflects very well on our current cohort, particularly for the high number of Year 10 cadets. It was their first ANZAC Day march through the city and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

Starting in Year 10, our Army Cadets program equips boys with critical life skills such as leadership and discipline, and fosters self-confidence, resilience, and respect. Being a part of the Army Cadet community offers boys in the program a deeper understanding and appreciation of service to the nation.