Eagleby Cadets receive national Award
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen attended Training Ship Walrus at Eagleby on the weekend as the Cadets received a prestigious national award.
To win the Award of ‘Most Premier Unit’ the participants had to exceed in Leadership; Teamwork; Dress and Bearing; Maritime Activities; Emergency Response Procedures; and Ceremonial Standards.
Each Cadet Corps around Australia was inspected by the National Commander Captain John Gill, ANC and Director of Flotillas Commander Darren McDonald, ANC.
The results and recommendations of these inspections were then forwarded to the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Ray J Griffiths, AM, CSC, RAN
‘The purpose of the Naval Cadets across Australia is to build leadership skills in young people through adventure and exciting learning activities.’
‘The values of honour, honesty, courage, integrity and loyalty make the Naval Cadets a leader in youth development.’ Said Mr van Manen.
‘These programmes provide our youths with the opportunity of building a set of options that will assist them with their future vocation and recreational options’
The Cadets received their award from Rear Admiral Griffiths as proud family and friends watched on. To the delight of the crowd they provided a precision demonstration of marching drills.’
‘It is easy to see why they have won this award from the other 92 Training Ships across Australia’ said Mr van Manen.’
‘The Cadets are a credit to those involved in Training Ship Walrus for their commitment to sharing their knowledge and to the Cadets for the hours they have put into training.
‘To the parents of the Cadets – they are a credit to you. Your continued support of your Cadet and the willing sacrifices that you make to ensure that they are successful in their endeavour is no mean feat.’ Mr van Manen
‘The valuable lessons that the Cadets learn from their time with Training Ship Walrus will serve them well as they mature into fine young adults’
‘I am proud to be associated with the wider community who have assisted Training Ship Walrus reach their high standards. You epitomise the true meaning of community!’
‘Congratulations to everyone involved’