TESTIMONIAL FROM MRS O’DONNELL, MOTHER OF CADET PATRICK O’DONNELL
Via email dated the 14th October 2018
For my son, Patrick, Stepping out of his comfort zone was more frightening than
thinking outside his box. Trying to find at least something for him to do that he would
enjoy, stick to and certainly gain more confidence with in himself was always a battle. I
never thought for a split second that he would be entering a new phase in his life so
soon. Patrick started with LCCC in February this year and It has been 8 months now, and I
can honestly say, the things I thought he could never do he did. The power to stay
strong and persevere. Its not the work LCCC has done that I commend – because the
word ‘work’ is really about being paid for a 9-5 job. It’s their passion their unconditional
support, encouragement and their drive to see the successful recruits turn to cadets.
When he marched on Anzac day this year, my heart nearly burst because it was just full
of pride. The unit including all staff wear their hearts purely on their sleeves. I always
wondered when his spark would ignite and LCCC has given him that opportunity to
shine because he knows they have never given up on him and to him, that really does
means a lot. He has the utmost respect for all staff, officers and CO, as he cannot stop
talking about them. The camps, coming home on a Wednesday night if something
exciting happened. Thank you LCCC as you are playing a huge part in making wonderful
memories for him to share later in life and that was my whole point of focus as well as
bringing him out of his comfort zone. I cannot thank you enough. I salute to you all.
The Logan City Community Cadets Inc held an In-Barracks Junior Leadership Course on the weekend of the 30th/31st July and invited Bushmen from the Qld Cadet Bushmen to attend. Bushman Tony Carter & Bushman Peter Carter attended the course and had a fantastic time and expanded their knowledge and skills. Here is a letter of appreciation sent to LCCC from the Bushmen who attended.
From an Ex-Cadet, Corporal Ashley McCorkindale, taken, with permission, off a Facebook Post;
“Flashback to 2011. I actually miss doing cadets and all the amazing people I met. We did so much for the community and for the fallen and serving troops. I’m so proud of the Logan City Community Cadet Unit and all they do. There was always a fun side and a serious side to it. I am proud of the fact that I could be a part of a great experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Through cadets I met some good friends that I know I can always trust and rely on.“