GRADUATION PARADES RAAF Base Wagga

1RTU Graduation Parades commence at 10:30 am. Visitors should be seated in the two large sheltered seating areas no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the parade. Escorts and guides will be located down the main road and around the parade ground to assist visitors. Seating is generally not reserved. The parade will take about 45 minutes.

After the parade, a ceremony is held to acknowledge award winners, present graduation certificates and to further celebrate the achievements of the graduating course. A light buffet lunch is then held in the Middleton VC Club which is located within No 1 Recruit Training Unit; the venue is only a short walk back towards the main gate. Staff will be on hand to provide assistance with directions. There will be a limited bar service at the graduation function. The graduation function allows an opportunity for guests and recruits to gather in a social environment. Additionally, a private company will be selling professional photographs and DVDs depicting members of the graduating course.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Visitors with special needs intending to attend a Graduation Parade are requested to detail their specific requirements to No 1 Recruit Training Unit in a reply to your formal invitation; refer to your invitation for contact details.

DRESS

The dress for guests at the Graduation Parade is a minimum of neat casual. Serving members are to be in Service Dress equivalent (no DPCU/GPU/DPNU), and should make contact with the unit regarding exact dress requirements.

GRADUATION PARADE CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENT

For a number of reasons, such as sustaining an injury, recruits may be delayed or may not complete recruit training. In these circumstances, they will be unable to graduate with the rest of their course. Sometimes these eventualities cannot be prevented and may occur at short notice.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase deferrable and/or refundable travel tickets and accommodation bookings, to take out travel insurance, or to make other suitable arrangements to protect against loss or expense arising from such eventualities.

Whilst every effort is made to notify visitors as soon as possible, the Commonwealth is not responsible and accepts no liability for any loss suffered or expense incurred arising from such eventualities.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather (thunderstorms and heavy rain), the 1RTU graduation ceremony will move to the Base Auditorium.The normal parade format will not take place. The graduating recruits will position themselves in flight formation in the Base Auditorium and be formally addressed by the Reviewing Officer. The Airmanship and Most Improved awards will be presented, after which individual graduation certificates will be presented to each recruit. During this process, family, friends and invited guests will also be present in the Base Auditorium.

Enquiries for Graduation Parade information can be made by contacting the Induction Centre on (02) 6937 5504.