Cadets fly the Australian flag

From July 20 to August 7 2013 the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) will be hosting Air Force Cadets from around the world as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) program. The participating cadets are from a wide range of countries including Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium, United Kingdom and America.

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, has applauded the Australian Air Force Cadets, in particular Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee for their continued commitment to delivering this valuable exchange program.

As one of this countrys premier youth development organisations, it is fitting that the Australian Air Force Cadets should be setting such a fine example and leading the way with this international exchange he said.

The IACE program will include visits sites of cultural and historical significance such as the Australian War memorial, the Australian Defence Force Academy and Parliament House.

The Cadets will also have the opportunity to visit well-known and much-loved landmarks like Sydney Harbour and the Blue Mountains.

Participating international cadets will be escorted on their visit by senior staff from around the world, providing them the opportunity to learn from experienced commanders.

The Coalition has the highest regard for programs that promote the values of youth development, self-improvement and international exchange.

The IACE program is creating a two-way highway of exchange between our best and brightest young Cadets, and those from around the world (much like the Coalitions two-way Colombo Plan).

The IACE program exemplifies the exciting opportunities that are available to young Australians who join the Australian Defence Force Cadet programs.

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