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TS Centaur holds
Presentation Day

by Simon Roper

The TS Centaur final activity for the year was their Presentation Day on Sunday December 12.   Thank you to the Maleny RSL, Mapleton RSL, Maleny Lions Club, Centaur Memorial Committee, Pioneer Permanent Building Society and Maleny Rotary who presented the trophies and prizes.

Congratulations to PO Monty Sykes on receiving the Cadet of the Year Award for 2004.   This is
the second year Monty has received the Award.  AB Adam McNamara also received the Community Service Award for the second time.  LS Sam Powell worked hard and was awarded the Seamanship and the Phipps Leadership Award as well as drawing with AB Ben Cottle for the Attendance Award.

Rct Josh Denton was awarded the Recruit of the Year and PO Kai Nieminen the Helmsman of the Year.   PO Kai Nieminen also received his promotion to Chief Petty Officer.

Well done to all TS Centaur Cadets and congratulations for all your achievements in Cadets during 2004.   Over the holidays Cadets and staff will be contesting the Corsair National Sailing Titles at Lake Macquarie in New South Wales and holding a sailing/recruit camp on January 22 and 23 at Baroon Pocket Dam.

PO Monty Sykes will be travelling to HMAS Creswell, New South Wales, where he will undertake the Midshipman Course.   The Cadets restart parading on Wednesday February 2 at the HQs, and on February 12 and 13 they will be competing in the Maroochy Sailing Club, “Head of the River” at Chambers Island.

The Unit is nearing completion thanks to Ed Lawley, Bo Williams and their teams.   It looks tremendous and the Cadets look forward to many years of fun and learning in the new TS Centaur Headquarters.

The Cadets, staff and parents of TS Centaur would like to thank the community of Maleny for the support received over the year.    TS Centaur wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Mr Frank Beattie of the Maleny RSL presenting the Cadet of the Year Award to PO Monty Sykes

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.