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The sculpture is a gift to the Royal Military College by the Class of 1961 on the occasion in 2011 of their fiftieth anniversary and the centenary of the College.

The statue is a sculpture of a cadet on Defaulters Parade, dressed in marching order, carrying the rifle at the slope. The rifle, dress and equipment reveal the legacy of the 1939–1945 and Korean Wars and the focus of Duntroon on training infantry platoon commanders. It is the dress that the "Class of 61 " remembers well. They preferred the cadet having just stepped off following a “quick march” order—symbolising his advance to the future.

The statue was unveiled by Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, Chief of Army, on Tuesday 13 December 2011.


Address:Staff Cadet Avenue, Royal Military College Duntroon , Site adjacent To Cork Block, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.303046
Long: 149.162094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Dorothea Saaghy
Monument Manufacturer:Coates & Wood Fine Art Foundry


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 13th December, 2011
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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