Army Cadets thrive on Bindoon’s challenges

Australian Army Cadets from across Western Australia took part in the annual field exercise at Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, from 24 September to 2 October 2016.

plan_mission-1The annual youth development activity saw more than 700 cadets participate in a range of activities encompassing minor team sports, adventure training and non-combat related military skills aimed to develop abilities in leadership, navigation and teamwork.

Australian Army Cadets are encouraged to develop new skills and face new challenges that will help define them for the future.

Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation with the character and values of the Australian Army, founded on strong community partnership, fostering and supporting an ongoing interest in the Army.

Photos by Leading Seaman Bradley Darvill.
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Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Sargent Sophie Miller, from 509th Army Cadet Unit, practises her radio telephone procedures at the annual cadet field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Sargent Sophie Miller, from 509th Army Cadet Unit, practises her radio telephone procedures at the annual cadet field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Corporal David Baker, from 504th Army Cadet Unit, writes his orders in his field notebook during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Corporal David Baker, from 504th Army Cadet Unit, writes his orders in his field notebook during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Corporal David Baker, from 504th Army Cadet Unit, during the annual cadet field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Cadet Corporal David Baker, from 504th Army Cadet Unit, during the annual cadet field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
An Australian Army Cadets trainee competes in an archery competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
An Australian Army Cadets trainee competes in an archery competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees compete in an archery competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees compete in an archery competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
An Australian Army Cadets trainee competes in the mountain bike time trial during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
An Australian Army Cadets trainee competes in the mountain bike time trial during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees Cadet-under-Officer Cortnee Black (left), from 59th Army Cadet Unit, and Cadet-under-Officer Brodie Adams, from 58th Army Cadet Unit, chat between training activities during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees Cadet-under-Officer Cortnee Black (left), from 59th Army Cadet Unit, and Cadet-under-Officer Brodie Adams, from 58th Army Cadet Unit, chat between training activities during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees compete in a drill competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees compete in a drill competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Regional Cadet-under-Officer Sam Elias during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainee Regional Cadet-under-Officer Sam Elias during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees relax between training activities during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees relax between training activities during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees march to a training activity during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees march to a training activity during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees during the annual exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees during the annual exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees take part in a dead trailer towing competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees take part in a dead trailer towing competition during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees practise radio telephone procedures during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.
Australian Army Cadets trainees practise radio telephone procedures during the annual field exercise in Bindoon training area, north-east of Perth, on 1 October 2016.

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