On the weekend of 14th/15th February 2009, the National Staff and the Executive Commissioners had the pleasure, and honour, to spend a Saturday and Sunday with the ‘cream’ of the Australian Air League’s youth membership.
The candidates were:
Sqn Sgt Michael Perinich Mount Pritchard Squadron New South Wales Boys
Cpl Stephanie Barnes Blacktown Squadron New South Wales Girls
Cpl Robin Parr Hervey Bay Squadron Queensland Girls
Cpl Aaron Loeken Strathpine Squadron Queensland Boys
Cpl Samantha Badans Berwick Squadron Victoria Girls
Cpl Samuel Ainslie Doncaster Squadron Victoria Boys
The selection of the Cadet of the Year took place in Melbourne, in conjunction with the meeting of the Council of the Australian Air League, which was conducted at the Victoria Group headquarters in Oakleigh.
After lunch, at the Victoria Group Headquarters, the results were announced in front of the League’s senior Officers and the Cadet of the Year badges were presented to the winning candidates.
The winners were:
Corporal Stephanie Barnes Blacktown Girls’ Squadron, New South Wales Girls’ Group.
Corporal Samuel Ainslie Doncaster Boys’ Squadron, Victoria Group.