Keighran VC Trophy awarded to dedicated cadet

Corporal Daniel Keighran VC was on hand in Queensland recently to present a ‘new’ trophy named in his honour to the ‘Trainee of Merit’ on a cadet promotion course.

Story by WO1 Rod Townsend

CAPTION: Corporal Daniel Keighran VC presents the Daniel Keighran VC Trainee of Merit Trophy to Cadet Corporal Brooklyn Davis.

The South Queensland Australian Army Cadet Brigade conducted its 1/16 Junior Leaders Course at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera recently, with 194 cadets from across the south Queensland region enrolled.

The course involved the cadets participating in various activities including leadership, radio communication, navigation and delivering assessed drill lessons.

Cadet Corporal Brooklyn Davis, from 18 Army Cadet Unit, Bundaberg, was assessed Trainee of Merit for her dedicated application throughout the course.

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HQ South Queensland AAC Brigade sought approval, which was subsequently granted, to reintroduce a 1920’s trophy as the ‘Daniel Keighran VC Trainee of Merit’ Trophy.

Corporal Keighran VC surprised a thrilled Cadet Corporal Davis by presenting her with the trophy.

In attendance for the presentation were Cadet Corporal Davis’ grandmother, HQ South Queensland AAC brigade commander and RSM, members from HQ 12 Battalion, Bundaberg, and members of 138 Army Cadet Unit, Rosedale.

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