Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney will tonight visit Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) from Tasmania’s Number 5 Wing as they parade at Anglesea Barracks.
"It is always a pleasure to meet young Australians who are excited about Air Force and aviation more generally, Senator Feeney said.
“Parades are a good opportunity for them to demonstrate what they have learned, as well a chance for me to hear about what they love doing when they come here.
“Although the Australian Air Force Cadets are sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the reality is it’s a volunteer based organisation. Community involvement will always be essential for the program to succeed.
“Cadets and organisations like it provide a valuable service to the youth of Australia. That is why the Government wants these organisations to grow.
“It really is great to see the passion of the staff who volunteer their time and the fun and personal development the Cadets get out of it,” Senator Feeney said.
The AAFC is a community-based youth development organisation that seeks to stimulate young Australians’ interests in both the Air Force and aviation in general, whilst providing them with the opportunity to develop their personal and team qualities within an aviation environment. It is aimed at 13 to 20-year olds.
Cadets undertake weekly parade nights at their home unit, and also have the chance to undertake a range of weekend and school holiday activities, including flying powered aircraft and sailplanes, gliders, aero-modelling and leadership courses.
Office of Senator Feeney: Jeff Von Drehnen (02) 6277 3415