Local Navy cadets to be inspected by Prince Harry at Sydney
FIVE local navy cadets have the chance to be inspected by Prince Harry at a review of the fleet in Sydney next week.
But the cadets are all boys, so they're more excited about seeing all the ships in the celebration to mark the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet into Sydney Harbour.
The Australian Navy Cadets from Ballina-based Training Ship Lismore - Able Seaman James Mote, Able Seaman Matthew Neville, Leading Seaman Luke Murphy, Able Seaman Andrew Fensom and Petty Officer Jon Faulks - were selected to be part of the contingent of 300 cadets for the event, to be held from October 2-11.
There will be 19 RAN warships and about 20 ships from other countries in Sydney for the celebration. The cadets will get to go on board ships and may have the opportunity for a sea voyage. They also will visit two RAN establishments.
TS Lismore's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Heather O'Hehir, said a number of cadets would be chosen to be inspected by Prince Harry on October 5.