as an official unit in May 1997, TS Centaur provides the opportunity for the youth
from Maleny and surrounds to acquire skills in leadership, self discipline and
teamwork by taking part in sailing, power boating, bushwalking, rifle shooting,
drum band, parade activities, organised camps with other units and many other
The Australian Navy Cadets is a voluntary youth organisation,
open to young people between 12 1/2 and 19 years of age and sponsored by the Royal
Australian Navy. There are some 82 Units across the country with between 30 and
Our Unit, TS CENTAUR, commemorates the Australian Hospital Ship
CENTAUR (AHS 47) which was sunk off Moreton Island in 1943 by a torpedo fired
from a Japanese submarine, resulting in the loss of 268 lives.
supplies free uniforms and sailing craft, assists with their maintenance and provides
some further financial and logistical support. The local community is responsible
for the acquisition of a Unit Headquarters and helping to fund other equipment
not provided by the Navy. Parents are expected to support the cadets through membership
of the Unit Support Committee and attending fund raising activities.
learn leadership skills, effective communication, seamanship and bushcraft whilst
at the same time developing confidence, self discipline and pride.
exists to progress through the ranks from Recruit to Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading
Seaman, Petty Officer and Chief Petty Officer by virtue of commitment, examinations,
taking responsibility and assisting the unit to maintain a positive and enjoyable
environment for all.
TS Centaur parades each Wednesday
evening (school holidays excepted) at the Unit Headquarters in the Maleny Showgrounds
from 1725 to 2100. Cadets sail frequenty at Caloundra.
you or your parents would like to know more about us please contact LEUT Eddie
Vann, Commanding Officer
Phone: 0408 258 015
ALL are welcome to come along for a night or two to see if it is their scene!