Cadet Magazine 23 1958


December 1958   Volume 3., No. 3

May each hour of Christmas
Bring you real gladness,
And every day of the New Year
Hold within it some special joy
That adds to your lasting happiness.

James E. Morgan

From Mr. Harril Barden, Commissioner to the Order in the Hawkes Bay-East Coast District:-

Here we are with Christmas only a few days off and the New Year just around the corner it seems – and another year of St. John activities concluded.

I’m sure it is a most successful year for St. John in our District. That success is in no small measure due to the work and activities of Cadet Superintendents, Officers and Cadets. With increased membership and an awakening to the things one can gain by taking an active part in the work of our Order, I am sure you all feel as I do, that our efforts are worthwhile.

So to all the Officers and Cadets who have worked so hard a special ‘Thank you’ from myself and members of the District Staff.

To our own “Cadet Jottings” my sincere congratulations on a brighter and better than ever magazine.

To you all in St. John a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Harril Barden

Cadet Divisions Combine To Finalize a Busy Year

Cadet divisions in Hastings joined forces to arrange a presentation evening to complete the 1958 season.

Awards for Nursing Cadets are; Profficiency [Proficiency] Cup (for efficiency); Cpl. N. Lee. Home Nursing and First Aid Cups; Cadet E. Murray.

The first aid Banner goes to Number 1. company and Home Nursing Banner to Number 2 company. First profficiency badges to Cpl. B. Bloomfield and J. Frew, Second profficiency badge to Cpl. J. Clothier and several certificates were presented.

Winners in the Ambulance division are; Question and Answer and Efficiency Cups; Sgt. W. Glover, Practical First Aid, Sgt. M. Morgan, Practical First Aid under 14; Cpl. M. McDonald, and the snap inspection was won by C. Hammond.

A similar event is to be staged by cadets at Havelock North the Efficiency Cup will be presented to cadet P. Harrison.

TELLING THE WORLD of the work of St. John

Great Successes By Former Hastings Cadets

Former Cadet Ray Baxter made a practically “clean sweep” of the trophies available to the senior division this year. He won cups for practical first aid, Question and answer (50 questions) as well as the Maddison Shield (aggregate points for efficiency).

Earlier this year Ray led a group consisting of himself, Cadet Superintendent R. Burfield, Cadet Officer N. Richards and ex-cadet Paul Hawke at competitions in Waipukurau. They won the team test and improvising sections while Ray took the award for best leader.

The other ex-cadet was Paul Hawke who was runner to Ray for the First Aid Cup.

BACK COPIES of the “Review” or other such St. John journals are required for reference purposes. Please write “Back Copies” C/- the Cadet Jottings.

THE GREAT GATE HOUSE OF THE GRAND PRIORY AT CLERKENWELL – Otherwise known as St. John’s Gate – was originally the southern entrance of the 12th century Priory of the Knights of St. John.

The swordbearer for the procession at the opening of the hall at Hastings last month was Mr. C. Meechen, Wellington, Priory secretary for New Zealand.

All correspondence should be addressed to the editor to whom any applications for advertising space should be made. RATES; 1d. Per word, Minimum charge 6d. Payable in twopenny postage stamps.
J.E. MORGAN, 511 E. Queen Street, Hastings.
or C/- Box 180 Hastings.

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