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Trinity News : November 2008
CADET They are certainly surprised that we scrub up so well,” was the remark made by CUO Tim Fereday at the Annual Dining In Night when proposing the Toast to the Parents. He was indeed right, as the accompanying photos of the event suggest! Gone were the muddy boots, uniforms smoke-stained from campfires, and the camouflaged, painted faces. Instead were crisp white mess jackets, bow ties and black trousers, and spotlessly shiny shoes! Surely no other activity in the School provides such a contrast in its activities! After the other toasts – to the Queen, the School and the Army were given, the Guest of Honour, MAJGEN Ash Power, AM CSC, Commander, Training Command Australian Army, spoke of the significance of the life-lasting skills of self discipline and cooperative team work learnt in Cadets. In the Valedictory Toast, OCMAJ (AAC) Timothy Barden too spoke of the excellent standards achieved by the CUOs during their time in the Unit. The occasion was indeed one of great conviviality and camaraderie, and was a fitting climax to the five years these young men – now so in actuality rather than in the rhetorical ‘men of the School’ often used even to include Year 7 – have spent in their chosen co-curricular activity. We wish them well in the future, and thank them for the significant contribution they have made in the life of the School. | Ron Ogier top: Guest of Honour MAJGEN Ash Power AMSCS and Mrs Power are received by CUO (AAC) Alexander Clunies-Ross (12Hi) and CUO (AAC) Ben Balzer (12Hi) middle: The Cadet Dining In Night bottom: The Trinity Grammar School Army Cadet Unit CUOs 2008 CADET A most informative Cadet Information night was held on Tuesday 9th September in The James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall in conjunction with the Parents’ and Friends’ meeting where parents and boys of the up-coming Year 8 were apprised of the nature of Cadets, which is one of the choices they must make for their co-curricular activity. The evening provided a valuable review of Cadets at Trinity for those Year 7 boys who will be joining the Unit as recruits at the start of Year 8 next term. Those in attendance also heard of the positive experience that Cadets has to offer from boys who are currently members of the Unit. Give the outstanding opportunities for personal development and leadership training that Cadets provides, every boy should carefully consider becoming part of the Trinity Grammar School Army Cadet Unit. Parents and boys who were unable to attend are urged to contact Mr Simon Kelly, Director of Activities to obtain the important information which they will need before they join Cadets. | Ron Ogier right: Captain Richard Bishop addresses the gathering while Senior Cadets demonstrate the various uniforms worn by the Cadets TRINITY NEWS 17 INFORMATION EVENING DINING IN NIGHT