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Australian Cadets depart for New Zealand

A contingent of 60 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force cadets left on Friday 24 January for New Zealand to take part in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New Zealand Cadets.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, and the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO, farewelled the cadets at RAAF Base Richmond, before they boarded a C-140J Hercules heading for a seven-day visit to Waiouru Military Camp. 

“The Federal Government is committed to supporting youth development and the cadet program is an excellent initiative by the ADF, providing a range of safe, challenging, high quality activities for young Australians,” Mr Chester said. 

The cadets, whose ages range from 15 to 18, will participate in a training program designed to encourage the development of positive personal and team characteristics. 

Activities in Waiouru will include an obstacle course and mud run, trekking through Tongariro National Park, sailing and the use of a flight simulator.

Last updated
7 September 2016
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