A member of the 256 Cootamundra Army Cadet Unit has been awarded the Commanders' Coin medal in recognition of outstanding achievement at the recent NSW annual field exercise near Canberra and Sydney.
Cadet lance corporal Sebastian Billsborrow was in charge of the Q-store field for the exercise, held between 27 September and 5 October.
He was given this responsible position, usually held by an adult captain, in view of his experience as the Q-Store coordinator at 256 Cadet Unit Cootamundra.
The role involved managing the Q-Store, maintaining a log of stores in and out for all battalions present, processing requests for stores and allocating those stores appropriately with competing priorities.
He was also required to issue instructions about stores to senior ranks, deliver stores to sections in the field, manage other staff in the Q store, liaise with Army Q Store for additional stores and faults, and more.
The Commander's Coin is awarded only to those showing outstanding achievement in the Australian Army's motto of "Initiative, Respect, Teamwork, Courage".
The NSW annual field exercise, considered the highlight camp of the year, was held at Majura army training range near Canberra and the Holsworthy army training camp near Sydney.
Cadets were treated to activities including abseiling, high ropes, water activities at Jervis Bay, controlled firearms activities, and exposure to all things Army with visits to the War Memorial, Holsworthy Museums, and the Holsworthy helicopter base.
The 256 Cootamundra Army Cadet Unit is now seeking expressions of interest for new cadets to start at the beginning of 2020.
For more information feel free to attend the drill hall Cnr Parker and McKay Street Cootamundra on Monday evenings from 6 pm or contact Major (AAC) Jacqui Vincent on 0429 693 095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The unit currently has members attending from Cootamundra, Harden, Junee, and Tumut.