The RAAF Roulettes visited Maryborough and invited our cadets to try out their flight simulator. The cadets had a great time trying on the flight gear and flying a jet in the sim. Some got to "fly" over Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Others enjoyed being able to do roll overs etc. It was a great for our cadets to feel like they were flying a real jet and they all enjoyed experience. WIN News was also there and interviewed some of our cadets and our Officer Commanding. It should be aired Monday or Tuesday.
All cadets had a great time at our annual Group Review for 2016 which was held at Luther Heights Youth Camp at Coolum Beach. Two cadets from Bundaberg Squadron joined us for open drill and we got 2nd place marching as Northern Wing. Cadet Langille placed 2nd for his diorama and 3rd for his plastic model. All cadets did well in ball games, again competing as Northern Wing.
Our recruitment and information day was held at Stocklands Hervey Bay outside the Target store on Saturday 30th April, 2016.
The information bags were very popular and there was some interest from the public for new recruits.
Acting Officer Commanding Glenda Lange with two of our Cadets, Leading Cadet Joanna Sims and Cadet Patrick Robinson.
Our Mother's day raffle consisted of 3 prize gift baskets. Fifty five tickets were sold and the raffle was drawn on Tuesday 3rd May.
The lucky winners are:
1st H. Graham Ticket No. 060
2nd Gracemary Lang Ticket No. 062
3rd H. Graham Ticket No. 053
Cpl Peters, LCdt Sims, Cdt Langille and Cdt Robinson attended to proudly guard the cenotaph
at the Anzac Day Service held at Burrum
guided by TOff Glenda Lange, 2ndOff Kristel Hintz and TOff Mahoney Lange.
Guarding the Cenotaph
Clean Up Australia Day was attended by four Cadets and three Officers. There were no incidents.
During the day there were a lot of cigarette butts, but the most interesting find was a pair of socks and a pair of shoes.
In invitation was extended to the Cadets to attend the TS Krait Annual Inspection Day. This event was attended by three cadets and four of our Officers.
It was interesting to see their band in action and their marching displays. We also had the opportunity to look around their "ship".
A BBQ lunch was provided by the Navy Cadets, which was enjoyed by all who attended.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell was invited to speak to the Cadets at Education night about leadership and teamwork. The Cadets enjoyed the talk and asked questions afterwards.