Published on: 27 April 2016

The CCGS Army Cadet Unit had a busy Anzac Day period supporting a number of community activities. Prior to the holidays, three of our cadets, CDTCPL Lawrence, CDTCPL Hage and CUO McQuillan attended the Dalkeith Primary School ANZAC Service as flag orderlies, continuing an annual tradition in supporting a local school.

On Sunday, twelve Christ Church Army Cadets made their way down to Kings Park to participate in the Bankwest Gallipoli Run, a family-oriented competitive fun run.

The boys all ran in the 8km event, which recognises the 8km march our ANZAC troops endured once they landed at Gallipoli during World War 1. The run is held in Kings Park and this year attracted 480 walkers and runners in the 4km and 8km events.

“I would like to not only commend the runners, but also acknowledge those cadets who contributed to the cause by serving water during the event,” CDTWO2 Adeniyi Adegboye said.

This service contributed points towards the Best Cadet Unit that will be determined later this year. Thanks to the guidance and direction of LT Digby Gibson who also ran, the event was a great success and the Christ Church Grammar School Cadet unit will participate in the years to come.

On Sunday 24 April, CDTLCPL Brown, CDTCPL Doig, CDTCPL Wheatland, and CUO Butler supported the pre-game ANZAC Service for the Dockers v Carlton Len Hall Memorial Match at Domain Stadium.

Lastly, 30 Cadets marched through Perth with banners for the 2/28th and 2/4th Anti-Tank Battalion associations during the rainy ANZAC Day parade in the city.

“It has been an extremely busy period for the Cadet Unit, who will now focus on training for the Term 2 Field Exercise later in June,” Captain Duane Nurse said.