Whit­bourne cadets en­joy great year

The Compass - - OPINION -

The Re­view­ing Of­fi­cer was Cap­tain Bruce Jarvis, Ex­pe­di­tion Train­ing Of­fi­cer of the Re­gional Cadet Sup­port Unit At­lantic. He com­pli­mented the cadets and staff of 2584 on their drill, dress and de­port­ment and es­pe­cially praised them for their hard work, con­fi­dence and en­thu­si­asm shown in the af­ter­noon’s demon­stra­tions in the ar­eas of drill, ri­fle, band, first aid, phys­i­cal train­ing, pub­lic speak­ing and the slide show pre­sen­ta­tion. He went on to say that he was par­tic­u­larly taken by the re­la­tion­ship of sup­port and re­spect be­tween the staff and cadets, very im­por­tant fac­tors in the success of any cadet corps.

In her re­marks, Capt. Patti Kennedy ex­pressed her thanks and pride on be­half of her staff to the cadets, giv­ing spe­cial note to the seven se­nior cadets, who worked very hard this year fill­ing the ranks left empty by those who fin­ished the pre­vi­ous year. “They are the ones who ran the corps; with­out them, we couldn’t do it. Through all the chal­lenges and the busy sched­ules of today’s teenager, you re­main good when you want to be, great when you gotta be, but won­der­ful all of the time.”

In ad­di­tion to the reg­u­lar train­ing, 2584 par­tic­i­pated in the Zone Ori­en­teer­ing and Shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tions, CWO Daniel Gosse and MWO Matthew Hynes trav­elled to Goose Bay Labrador as mem­bers of the Op­er­a­tion Sub Zero Win­ter Ex­pe­di­tion. The corps were also se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in the ICE pro­gram, where corps ei­ther host or travel un­der ex­changes with corps across the coun­try. Last year, 2584 hosted a sea cadet corps from Kelowna, Bri­tish Columbia. This year, the corps trav­elled to Toronto, On­tario where for five days they were the guests of the cadets and staff of the Queen’s York Rangers Army Cadet Corps. The ex­pe­ri­ence truly was one they would never for­get.

“The sup­port and ded­i­ca­tion of our par­ents, spon­sors, and com­mu­ni­ties have al­ways been part of our corps legacy, and will surely re­main as we look to the fu­ture.”

Sub­mit­ted by Capt. Patti Kennedy

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