An adventure of a lifetime

ADVENTURE: Brandon Davis has received support from Emmaville RSL to go on the Young Endeavour adventure.
ADVENTURE: Brandon Davis has received support from Emmaville RSL to go on the Young Endeavour adventure.

Emmaville’s Brandon Davis has been given a trip of a lifetime thanks to the generosity of the Emmaville RSL. 

Brandon was approached by the RSL’s Lachlan Johnston and asked if he would like to go on the Young Endeavour adventure 2016.

The Young Endeavour is a not for profit organisation which provides young Australians with an experience at sea.

Mr Johnston said the RSL proudly paid for trip.

“The RSL received paperwork to say we could nominate somebody we thought worthy of the trip,” he said.

“So we instantly thought of Brandon as he has led the Anzac march here in Emmaville for several years and helped with the service and the dawn service and his great grandfather was in World War II. This year we had significant problem with technology at the service and Brandon stepped up brilliantly and helped the day run smoothly.”

Davis said he was so honoured to be chosen for the trip.

“Choosing what leg of the trip I would like to go on took a fair bit of thought,” he said.

“I eventually chose the Perth leg which will embark early December travelling first to Perth then to Esperance.

“The journey will then then head off on a trip of a lifetime travelling on board for 11 days finishing at Adelaide two days before Christmas. 

Davis said chose the last leg because he didn't want it to interfere with his school work.

“That decision surprised my mum,” he said. “I think it will be the best leg of the tour because they have a big Christmas party as well as it is the final leg which I think is great. It is my first real trip away on my own so I am a bit excited and scared at the same time but I can't wait to see what it is like out at sea and I am now thinking of joining the navy.”

Davis said he is looking forward to seeing more of Australia. “I have not been to a lot of places,” he said.

“The view of the coastline from the boat out in the ocean should be amazing. 

“I wanted to thank all the members of the RSL for giving me this opportunity and I am looking forward to the experience.”