MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT
A busy first week in the chair and already it as flown by.
First and foremost, I’d like to invite all adults to the Battalion Conference scheduled for
1900 hrs on Monday 22nd Feb. Although not ideal it would provide me an opportunity
to address the Battalion, as a whole, in the best possible Covid friendly way. Details
on how to join appear later in BRO’s, in the email link or you can contact the BTO for
details on how to join.
Covid continues to disrupt our activities but some fantastic work is going on behind
the scenes, our PSS, although unseen, continue to support the Battalion for our return
to training. SCIC, AIC and Range courses are in planning stages to follow, either
online or blended learning format in the near future. There have also been some
welcome changes to TOPL and Exped, again making that return to training all the
easier. Let us do our part and get both our cadets and ourselves ready for that return
My focus just now, has to be upon Annual Camp, and whilst it occurring may be
uncertain, I am resolute in that if we can do something, then we will do something.
That needs your help. There is an Annual Camp Calling notice attached. Please
complete honestly and return it. If you can attend camp that would aid greatly. If you
can’t, then be honest and say so, I do understand. What I need is clarity in order to
put in motion the best and safest possible plan for cadets and adults attending.
I know that times are hard currently and that its possible some among us may well be
struggling, even if it is only a little. We are a family. Help is available and is strictly
confidential. Please, if you need assistance then get in touch with the CEO who can
guide you through the process of getting assistance either via the ACFA hardship fund
or through another method.
Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all at the Conference.