The 222 Army Cadet Unit has been privileged to be the recipient of two separate donations from the 2EC Elgas Acts of Kindness campaign over the past few years.
The cadet unit had been fund raising for a considerable time, when Eurobodalla Council benefitted the Unit with a community grant and the Department of Veteran Affairs generously made up the difference.
The 222 Army Cadet Unit now has an ANZAC Day style banner which proudly displays their unit and historical lineage. A Unit spokesperson said "This banner will exist within this community for at least the next 50 years, if not indefinitely and it will be proudly carried by generations of Army Cadets within the Eurobodalla."
"It is hoped that the 222 Army Cadet Unit will officially be presented with the banner at 12.30pm on Friday 23rd April at the Eurobodalla Shire Offices in time for ANZAC Day 2021. "It is expected that four students from Moruya High School (who are current serving Cadets) will be present to accept the banner on behalf of their unit. "We feel that 2EC can take pride in knowing that through community engagement; coupled with the generosity of Elgas, the Eurobodalla Shire Council and the Department of Veteran Affairs, this project has finally come to fruition. "The banner was manufactured by Australia's leading manufacturer, Harry West Flags (the same organisation which is entrusted to manufacture flags which adorn the Sydney Harbour Bridge). With quality such as this, the banner should enjoy much longevity within our shire." The 222 Army Cadet Unit would like to thank both the Tomakin RSL Sub-Branch and Moruya RSL Sub-Branch for granting permission for the Cadets to carry this banner for the very first time this ANZAC Day. The banner will be carried during the 7am Tomakin Parade and the 11am Moruya Main March. It will also be carried at the inaugural Dusk Service 5.15pm at the relic RAAF Bunkers on Donnelly Drive.