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Naval & Air Cadets in
Australia & New Zealand
Australian Cadet Forces Medal
Awarded; Officers and Instructors of Cadets for 15
years efficient long service with a clasp for each additional 5
years of efficient Service.
Description; The obverse of the medal shows the
crest of the Australian Cadet Forces. On the suspension is the
St Edwards Crown.
The reverse depicts the Federation Star
overlaid with an engraving bar for the recipients name.
Current Australian Cadet
Forces Medal Established; December 1999
Navy Cadets is a voluntary
youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy.
approximately 82 units across the country and with numbers ranging
between 30 to 80 Cadets.
Each unit has its own name and identity and
is staffed by Australian Navy Cadet Officers and Instructors.
As well as teaching you all about
sailing and seamanship, they'll encourage you to explore your own
potential. You'll learn leadership skills and effective
communication, as well as develop confidence, pride and
||The role of the ANC Unit is to undertake
activities to meet the ANC national aim to better equip young people for
community life. It provides a forum to develop skills and knowledge
associated with citizenship, leadership and seamanship.
The Unit is a
venue to encourage young people to explore their full potential as valued
members of the team, and to develop confidence, pride and self-discipline
in a supportive environment. The Unit is also a forum to foster further
interest in the Royal Australian Navy and the wider maritime industry.
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- Cap tally for the Sea Cadet
The function of the Unit is to provide the operational, administrative and
training support required to meet the Unit's role. This includes routines,
training programmes; operational taskings; projects; boat, facilities and
equipment maintenance; administration; logistics; food services;
communications; band activities; ceremonial; weapons safety; physical
training and optional training activities.
Air Force Cadets
Training Corps (ATC)
|The Air Force
supports the Air Force Cadets and, if you are a boy or girl aged between
12½ and 17, you can join and stay on as a cadet until you are 20.Here
is your chance to learn a lot about aircraft and flying. Many air cadets
go on to join the Air Force or find a valuable, exciting career in
Cadet Pilot's wings
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The Air Force
Cadets will help you develop and could make getting a job easier for
you, no matter what you decide to do with your life. You will learn to
lead others and be promoted within the Air Force Cadets. You will be
able to do things for yourself and help your friends learn, too. There
is a Squadron in every state and in each Squadron there are local
Flights which usually meet one evening a week during school terms.
Flight activities are supervised by instructors, officers as well as
of the AIRTC & Air Force Cadets
by P.J. Rowbotham,
PLTOFF (AAFC), Commanding Officer 217 (Shire of Redland) Squadron
Force Cadets were prior to 2001 know as the Air Training Corps (AIRTC)
and was founded in 1941. The Air Training Corps from 1941 until
the mid 1970's was staffed and operated as a permanent part of the
RAAF. In 1975 the then government of the day decided to cut the
AIRTC's financial support ,management and control from the
RAAF therefore essentially disbanded the AIRTC as it was then known.
In the late 70's the organisation was re-formed with the help of
volunteers and today is the premier air minded youth organisation in the
In 2001 the Air Training Corps was
renamed the Australian Air Force Cadets(AAFC), under a wider government
review of Cadet Forces and is today under the sponsorship of the RAAF
but is still essentially a community based youth organisation.
AAFC policy and higher level administration is handled by the
Directorate of Reserves - Air Force at Russell Offices in Canberra.
- Today there are Wings in every
State and the Northern Territory, in Queensland there are 2 Wings;
- 1 Wing - Based Townsville
- 2 Wing - Based Amberley
- 3 Wing - Based in NSW
- 4 Wing - Based in Vic
- 5 Wing - Based in Tasmania
- 6 Wing - Based in SA
- 7 Wing - Based in WA
- 8 Wing - Based in NT
- National HQ - Based in SA
Australian Air League
The Australian Air League
was a privately organised youth group with aims and activities very
similar to the Air Training Corps.
Air League: Parachute Wing