Goulburn will farewell cadets from the Royal Military College this week, as they wrap up their month long training exercise in the region.
Mayor Bob Kirk, Councillor Carol James, members of the Hume Police District and Council staff caught up with the army cadets on Tuesday afternoon, to wrap up the exercise. 90 army cadets and 70 support personnel have been based here since mid-April.
“On Tuesday we had an opportunity to catch up with members of Royal Military College to farewell them as they return back to Duntroon. I commended them on their exercises here, and the flexibility and positive attitude they displayed to any community question or concern” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
“I think in return, they were well welcomed by the community of Goulburn, and I thank our residents for that. The exercises certainly added abit of excitement and colour around the City, and the engagement with young people in particular was very positive.”
“Hopefully this can become an ongoing relationship between our region and RMC, as I’m sure the community would be happy to welcome them back each year for their exercises” continued Mayor Kirk.
“RMC-D would like to thank the community of Goulburn for their support, the trainees have had an overwhelmingly positive engagement, your patience, understanding and interest in our training is very much appreciated. The opportunity to exercise in Goulburn has allowed us to develop intelligent and agile leaders prepared for the complexities of the future operating environment” said Senior Instructor I Class, Major Christopher Nelson.
Mayor Kirk, Cr Carol James and Goulburn Officer in Charge Matt Hinton were presented with plaques to recognise their significant contribution in assisting Royal Military College with the exercises. A number of Council staff who assisted throughout the month were also presented with plaques and medallions.
Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council