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Navy cadets strong after 30 years

Grafton's Naval Cadets from TS Shropshire were celebrating their 30th at their Grafton base.
Grafton's Naval Cadets from TS Shropshire were celebrating their 30th at their Grafton base.

THE Grafton Naval Cadets celebrated their 30th anniversary on Saturday.

After the cutting of one very big and very tasty cake at their headquarters, the group put on a three-course dinner.

The dinner was held at the Grafton Services Club and was a resounding success, drawing both many former and current naval cadets.

The event placed the organisation's very first cadet, Mark O'Connor in the same room as the newest cadet, Rhys Brown and with an estimated age difference of 27 years, that's quite an achievement.

Malcolm Mackay, one of the event's organisers said he thought "the event went very well, the dinner came up superbly and we got a turnout of 104 people".

Malcolm has been serving the community through his involvement in the cadets for over twenty years.

He has seen all four of his children go through the program and believes it provides a fun, safe alternative to sport.

"I think the Naval Cadets are good for providing the kids with a bit of variety."

Those involved in the cadets learn a wide variety of maritime skills including safe sailing and power-boating techniques, rope work and generally how to keep safe around the water.

If your child is over 11 1/2 -years-old and is interested in getting involved, the Naval Cadets meet every Saturday at their unit headquarters on the corner of Villiers and Kirchner Sts, Grafton.

Topics:  anniversary, cadets, celebration




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