Cooloola training for army cadets

THE Army will be back in town when staff cadets from the Royal Military College Duntroon conduct military training in Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove over the next three weeks.

The College will be conducting military training in the Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove townships from March 12 to 26.

The exercise will involve about 90 staff cadets in their final phase of training to become officers in the Australian Army.

About 100 support staff from the college and other Army units will deliver training to the cadets and will start moving into the local area from tomorrow.

The training designed to test the cadets in the leadership and decision-making challenges, will consist of a range of activities including liaison with local authorities, protection and clearance operations, and support of local police and other organisations.

Blank ammunition, pyrotechnics, military vehicles and aircraft will be utilised during the activity. All activities will be scripted and closely controlled to avoid impact on community and business activities.

Captain Robert Kirk, of the Royal Military College, said members of the public have concerns regarding the training, or any issues while the exercise was taking place, should call him on 0419 640 556.

“We are able to assist the public quickly and directly as soon as issues arise if they call me directly,” he said. “This is the best way we can allay concerns quickly rather than wait until the training has concluded.”

Members of the public are welcome to interact with the cadets as they go about their training. This will add an element of realism to the range of security tasks being conducted by our Army’s future leaders.

Gympie Times

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