Whitbourne cadets enjoy great year
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