SEEKING NEWS RECRUITS: The cadets at the Cloncurry Anzac Day ceremony. Photo: Samantha Walton.THE North Queensland Army Cadet Brigade conducted training last week to prepare for the Cloncurry Anzac Day ceremony alongside other tactical training.
On Friday, cadets from Mount Isa travelled to Cloncurry to take part incelestial navigation, survival tactics, radiotelecommunications anddrills of the Anzac ceremony.
The cadets were instructed through their training by training administration officer from Townsville headquarters, Lachlan Rich.
“The juniorcadets conducted basic navigation including celestial navigationand as they progress they will conduct more interesting forms of navigation including navigation by the stars,” Officer Rich said.
“The cadets madeimprovised tools with bones and tiedimplements with string. They also learntthe phonetic alphabet, this would give cadets the skills to read letters to an operator at theairline calls centre.”
Cadets then concluded their training with the procession for the Anzac Day Ceremony in Cloncurry.
Officer Rich said as a youth development organisation, training was a big focus.
“There are some things that you can find in other youth development organisations and then there are other things you can only learn in Defence,” he said.
“The cadets were all very keen in the trainingbecausewe were interested in what they want to learn and what they are interested in.”
“At the moment majority of the cadets are interested in the outdoors including camping, climbing hills and making tools, which Ilike so it makes it easy to support them.”
TheNorth Queensland Army Cadet Brigadecurrently has 29 recruits with room to expand. If your child is interested in joining they can contact the brigade through the Mount Isa Army Cadets Facebook page or contact an officer in charge.
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