Just recently I had the pleasure of attending the 16th birthday celebrations for the Logan City community cadets. They were first started in 1998 by a group of parents from the local community which included serving and ex-serving members of the ADF. The Logan cadet unit has an ethos of 'serve, learn and remember'.
In particular, I would like to congratulate the cadets who received awards on this particular day. They were no other than Daniel Ramsay, Clayton Thompson, Corey Judge, Jackson Keene, Jarred Griffin, Ryan Tew, Alysa Chase-Currier, Bradley Kent, Jye Connoly, Joshua Underhill, Lindsay McCreadie, Jesse Smith and Jack Derges. On the day, Pam McCreadie was also promoted to staff sergeant; Tracy Derges was promoted to lieutenant; and Aaron Chase-Currier was farewelled after no less than 12 years of service with the cadets.
Congratulations to the Logan City community cadets, led by the commanding officer, Trevor Schulze. There is still a job in what they are doing in offering a well-structured and well-organised cadet unit for their local children to be part of. I would also like to congratulate the parents and support group, led by no other than Raelene Griffin and vice-president Mrs Lynne Bell, because they represent the backbone of the organisation responsible for most of the funding and the day-to-day activities. Congratulations to the individual company commanders, officers Andrew Griffin and Brett McCreadie, who volunteer their time and expertise in their roles as mentors to teach the young cadets as they train. I commend the whole of the unit for their outstanding performance.