Navy cadets Hayley Vance, Lachlan McKinnie, Laura Sutter and Olivia Hall with Navy officer Jerry Gwynne.
Navy cadets Hayley Vance, Lachlan McKinnie, Laura Sutter and Olivia Hall with Navy officer Jerry Gwynne. Blainey Woodham

Navy cadets on course

MORE than 20 Australian Navy cadets from the Sunshine Coast, aged 12 to 19, experienced the sights and activities of Tweed Heads this week.

Petty officer Tyrone Jost said the cadets had spent the last three trips on the Gold Coast and this year Tweed Heads became available.

The youth participated in different activities around Tweed and events educated the cadets about the Navy.

“We teach the cadets seamanship, sailing, water activities, power boating, hygiene, marching and navel routines,” Officer Jost said.

“It is almost like a mini boot camp.”

The recruits stayed with the TS Vampire Australian Navy cadets on the Tweed River.

As part of their trip, the young students also visited Currumbin Sanctuary, Sea World, historical museums and went whitewater rafting.

Second-year cadet Cody Palise said Point Danger was his favourite part of the trip so far.

“I am also looking forward to seeing how good the food is,” the young cadet said.

The cadets will spend the seven days on the coast.



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