EX STONE PILLOW 18 by LTCOL Trevor Schulze
It was a hard decision to cancel our full participation for the activity to sleep under the stars
overnight or in this case, the rain, but I felt it was the right one as it was a very wet weekend.
Even though I cancelled the sleep over, the invitation for Staff, cadets, and parents to attend
the day still saw 15 cadets out of the 40 who had paid the donation fees turn up. I thank
those cadets for their support to the unit and why we went there, to support our 'Wounded
Heroes, Homeless Veterans and those of us that have served".
I thank all those Staff, Parents and cadets who donated to this worthwhile organization.
A Special thank you has to go to two of our Parents who donated an additional $50:00 each
above their activity fees; Desmarie Wassenaar and Theresa Dolley- O’Donnell, we thank you.
To Roz Grattan and her husband, for the donated bread and buns.
Also, a very big thank you to Anthea, Allen and their team of caterers. They cooked tirelessly
from very early in the morning up until 3:00 pm in the afternoon.
The proudest and most spectacular moment of the day went to our Drill Display Team and
Catafalque Party Team.
During their Drill Display, there was not a person anywhere on the football field that was not
looking at them, not a sound was heard, what a performance!
Thankfully, the rain stopped for the Combined Cadet Parade for the Main Service. The
parade marched on in front of the 7th Combat Brigade Commander, then LCCC’s
Catafalque Party cadets Slow Marched on to the drum beat of CDT Dominic Horvat.
“They were magnificent”, this I what I have heard from the Brigade Commander, military
personnel, veterans, civilians and from cadets of other units.
Kudos to CSGT Ashley Taylor-Clifford, CSGT Ethan James, CCPL Ben Cox, CLCPL Jack
Schackow, CCPL Caleb Hudson, CDT Ben Pascoe and our Drummer CDT Dominic Horvat.
I would have to put them in the category of 'The Best of the Best'.
Finally, not forgetting LT Aaron Jerome Chase-Currier who has been overseeing their
training, and the Staff who showed up early to help set up and stayed till late to help take
A very proud CO