Christmas Treat… it’s a wrap

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Although it’s a few weeks away until the festive season begins, the RAAF Amberley Christmas Treat team has already started wrapping gifts.

More than 1700 Defence personnel and their families are expected to attend this year’s Christmas Treat on 9 December. This event isheld every year at Wet’n’Wild on the Gold Coast.
Santa will hand out the gifts to the lucky children attending the theme park, making it a highly anticipated day for all.
Outgoing Executive Officer 23 Squadron, Squadron Leader Alex Smith, said he had been busy passing on the tricks of the trade to his replacement Squadron Leader Luke Headley and had roped in from Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell, for his first day on the job as the Squadron Warrant Officer. 
“The team here at Amberley has managed to wrap about 750 gifts so far but there is still so much fun to be had,” SQNLDR Smith said.
“This year’s event is set to be a cracker with so many children of all different ages coming along.
“We love this event as it really is a way for us to thank and acknowledge the efforts of all the personnel and their families.”
Photo: Squadron Leaders Alexander Smith and Luke Headley, wrap presents for the Christmas Treat with Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell.