The cadets of 323SQN 2020 assembled for the last time at the unit and pulled off a fitting Final Parade to see the year out and make history.
It’s not easy to pull off a full ceremonial parade in a brand new location with a year of no activities and little drill and ceremonial training. Yet you did it, though it was disappointing we couldn’t have family and friends attend on the day. This won’t be the case in 2021!
We acknowledge the following members who received our top awards on the day:
Most Proficient Cadet: A/CSGT Kate Roberts
Bartle Family Shield for Leadership – A/CSGT Cameron Ackley
Though both top award recipients were acting in their roles, they exhibited a high level of understanding of their rank at the unit, had a high level of attendance and were instrumental in the organisation and running of key activities within the unit.
They have now gone on and passed the PROMCSE 1/21 with CSGT Roberts receiving a Distinction and CSGT Ackley a Credit.
We were also thankful Wing Commanding Simon Bird, Commanding Officer of Defence Explosive Ordnance Training at Orchard Hills and boss of our late Executive Officer, Squadron Leader (AAFC) Dean Hawthorn, reviewed our parade. He acknowledged we had a challenging year with national restrictions and the passing of our beloved Executive Officer.
But he congratulated the unit on their amazing drill display and appearance.
His kind words and the full parade can be viewed on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBhbyyx5aI8gFWoDC3R46zQ