|Back L to R Louisa, Lionel , Lily, Richard, Lionel Snr|
Front: baby Colin, Victor, Jessie, Frank, Fred
|Grade IV a, 30/3/1906 Lionel Edward on left of middle row.|
|Dick second from right|
|Championship ribbon Warwick Swim Club in Condamine River. awarded to R Laws|
The Commonwealth Military Cadets was another activity for all boys and young men. Starting in the schools at 11 years of age, boys learned drill and military discipline and became very fit. Progressing to the Senior cadets and the Citizen cadets, they learned all the soldier skills, including rifle shooting even before cadet training became compulsory. He became a crack marksman later.
Dick was a keen cadet, passing his Sergeant's exam while only 13 years old .