608 Squadron visits Fort Glanville

608 Squadron Military History Tour
Fort Glanville, 18 September 2016

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On 18 September, Air Force Cadets from a variety of squadrons of 6 Wing (South Australia) conducted the fourth phase of a Military History Weekend Tour, organised and conducted by 608 (‘Town of Gawler’) Squadron, with a visit to historic Fort Glanville.

The Fort Glanville Historical Association was founded in 1982 by a group of like-minded people, passionate about history and with a common vision in the potential of the neglected fort. The association was set up with a simple mission statement: to restore, preserve and promote Fort Glanville and the significant role it played in Australia’s colonial history. On the third Sunday of each month between September and May the Fort is staffed by Association members who provide a unique living history through uniformed re-enactment of military activities, including cannon and carbine firing drills. For further information about Fort Glanville visit:

http://www.fortglanville.com.au/

In addition to the educational aspects of the tour, appropriate to their rank and level of experience cadets were given the opportunity to develop their personal skills in leadership, self-reliance, confidence, teamwork and communication.

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While the cadets learnt about Australia’s military history on this tour, it’s exciting to think that many of them might actually be serving in uniform for the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force in 2021.

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The cadets witnessed the firing of the 2-pounder cannon.
The cadets witnessed the firing of the 2-pounder cannon.
19th-century drill training with the Garrison Sergeant-Major.
19th-century drill training with the Garrison Sergeant-Major.
Cadet-Corporal Casey Dibben from 608 (‘Town of Gawler’) Squadron receives some special ‘fault correction’ advice from the Garrison Sergeant-Major.
Cadet-Corporal Casey Dibben from 608 (‘Town of Gawler’) Squadron receives some special ‘fault correction’ advice from the Garrison Sergeant-Major.
Some cadets ‘volunteered’ to receive traditional 19th-century drill training from the Garrison Sergeant-Major
Some cadets ‘volunteered’ to receive traditional 19th-century drill training from the Garrison Sergeant-Major
The 16-pounder Mk1 cannon is loaded.
The 16-pounder Mk1 cannon is loaded.
The 16-pounder Mk1 cannon is fired.
The 16-pounder Mk1 cannon is fired.

 

 

Story and photos by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

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One thought on “608 Squadron visits Fort Glanville

  • 23/09/2016 at 9:11 am
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    The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation which operates in a military and aviation environment. For recruitment enquiries in South Australia pls contact:
    paco.6wg@aafc.org.au

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