It was good morning/bora da from us and g’day / good afternoon from them.
Sunday saw the linking up of over 31 cadets in North Wales and New South Wales for the two nations to hold a short International Remembrance Sunday commemoration. The event saw cadets and staff from Clwyd and Gwynedd Crecy Company link up with members of 23 Battalion Australian Army Cadets.
Having completed Remembrance events in Australia and before the commemorations, in North Wales the members of the Army Cadets in Australia and North Wales joined forces for a thought-provoking commemoration.
Cadet LCpl Dean (AU) Johnsun started proceedings with the poem in Flanders Fields which was followed by individual reflections on remembrance by Cadets Zac Vigors and Cadet LCpl Kenton Liu from Australia and Cadet Cpl’s Bailey Pugh from Llandudno and Cadet Cpl Matteo Franco from Mold
Recently appointed Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF Padre Toby Jones, who hails from Australia, led a period of reflection and prayers for the British Armed Forces, The Australian Defence Forces, and the UK and Australian Army Cadet Forces.
The Exhortation/The Ode was recited by Cadet Cpl Matteo Franco and to conclude the Kohima Epitaph was recited by Australian Cadet LCpl Sophie Cramp.
Captain (AAC) Richard R. Vincenti of the Hurlstone Agricultural High School Army Cadet Unit in Australia thanked everyone for their participation particularly those cadets who contributed to the commemoration.
Padre Toby Jones said “It was a privilege to be able to lead an act of remembrance on behalf of the cadets of my two countries, and Captain Charlie Lloyd, who heads Crecy Company, said “I was very proud of the Crecy cadets and look forward to future international collaborations”