Teamwork takes cadet unit to national skills comp
Once again Mangawhai Cadet Unit produced outstanding results at the re-cent Northern Regional Skills Competition.
After training nearly every weekend for the last term and despite having sev-eral new members as older cadets, the younger ones stepped up and perform at an exceptionally high standard.
“In competition, individuals find they’re ‘on their own’ in which case the discipline of cadets has taught them to lift their game,” says unit commander Sandra grayson.
“On the other hand ‘no man is an island’ and the Mangawhai troop have learned, and learned well, the art of team play, team spirit and getting the best from each other collectively.”
Few cadet troops around the country know where Mangawhai is, but when it comes to national competitions, the Mangawhai team is almost always the team to look out for.
Skills results in each discipline were: 1st Drill, 1st RFL (Required Fitness Lev-el), 1st GSK (General Service Knowl-edge), 1st Toets (Firearm Safety), 1st Ratel (Radio Communication), 1st Ob-servation, 1st Initiative, 1st Cas E Vac (First Aid and stretcher carry), 1st Navi-gation Theory, 1st= Equipment Carry, 2nd Shooting, 4th Navigation Practical.
Competition this year was held in very cold, wet and windy weather.
“This is the seventh consecutive year that we have won Regional Skills,” says Sandra Grayson. "We will now continue training every weekend for the nation-al competition to be held in Ohakea, Palmerston North first weekend in November.”
They can be assured of our full support.
DISCIPLINED: Man-gawhai Cadet Unit skills comp winners. At back, Locky Bonasich, Isaac Stocking, Jake Grayson, Caprice Howard. Front, Lewin Bull, James Neki-Saunders, Zach Robertson, Devon Pride, David Hames.