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Cadets show off hard work

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November 07, 2017

The 33 Battalion Australian Army Cadets at their annual end-of-year parade.

Kathryn Tooke.

Oliver Hubber.

Troy Hopeton.

Jazmyn Coonan.

33 Battalion cadet Oliver Hubber.

The 33 Battalion Australian Army Cadets held their annual parade at Shepparton’s Victory Park on Sunday.

The parade featured 140 to 150 cadets from the nine units in northern Victoria, from Deniliquin to Broadmeadows.

It was Oliver Hubber’s fifth year on parade with the 33 Battalion Australian Army Cadets and he said it was great to see cadets and the public come together for the event.

‘‘It’s more so we can get together and we can show off what we’ve learnt throughout the year in our individual units as a battalion and it’s also a good chance for all the kids to get together and network,’’ he said.

Fellow cadet Ned Ashworth said holding parades the community was welcome to watch was really important to the 33 Battalion.

‘‘The support we get from community councils and shires really helps units as well with facilities and funding, so without communities the units wouldn’t really stand up at all,’’ he said.

The 33 Battalion Australian Army battalion commander Andrew Finnie said the parade was well executed.

‘‘They have all come together really well and put on a good show,’’ he said.

This is the final joint event for the 33 Battalion this year and each unit will do their own parades and dinners to finish off the year.

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