Air Force Cadets from 323 Squadron (Glenbrook) participated in the Dragons Abreast Festival on 11 October. It was the first time that the Squadron has participated in the annual event, which is held at Penrith Regatta Centre.
The team, captained by Cadet Sergeant Sabina Mason, raised $3,573 for the Dragons Abreast charity, which encourages wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie for breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating. They were placed 5th overall.
Pilot Officer (AAFC) Michael Bros, Executive Officer of 323 Squadron, said that the team competed in 4 races over the course of the Festival. “With each race the team improved their time by a few seconds which was a great feat as it was a very long and hot day!”
Wing Commander (AAFC) Wayne Laycock, Officer Commanding No. 3 Wing (NSW & ACT), congratulated the team on their participation. “One of the aims of the Australian Air Force Cadets is to encourage and develop a sense of civic mindedness in young people, and it is great to see cadets from 323 Squadron again volunteering their time for a worthwhile cause.”