Published on: 11 October 2018

Seventy cadets from Christ Church Grammar School’s Army Cadet Unit were deployed to Bindoon and Northam Army Training Areas over the school holidays, successfully completing the 2018 Brigade Annual Field Exercise (AFX18). This included ten of our cadets achieving marksmanship awards and CCGSCU winning competitions in drill and rogaining.

Year 12 cadets supported all courses through command or instructor positions. The Year 11 cadets participated in five-day scenario based security operations training in Tier 3. First year cadets participated in courses including survival, catering, adventure training and engineering. All cadets completed their marksmanship training live firing with the F88 Steyr and F89 Minimi Light Support weapon.

“Congratulations to all participating cadets on yet another successful AFX. The unit performed exceptionally well, with a tied 1st place in First Aid adding to our list of latest competition accomplishments,” says Major Duane Nurse, Co-ordinator of Army Cadets at Christ Church.

“Our Year 12 cadets are to be commended for helping instruct this year’s courses and CUO Maloney (Year 12) took on the responsibility of leading a platoon. CUO Thomas McQuillan (Year 12) supported as the banner ensign during the final parade which included a special flyover by an RAAF Hawk 127 Jet Trainer.”

Thank you to all parents who came to show their support at this year’s March Out Parade and honourary guest, Commander of Army Cadets, Brigadier Michael Ashleigh.

The Top Unit award for 2018 will be presented later in the year.