249 Effie M. Mor­ris­sey cadets make suc­cess­ful trip to Gan­der

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A trio of sea cadets from 249 Effie M Mor­ris­sey cadet corps in Bri­gus joined a group of their peers from across the prov­ince in Gan­der for the an­nual Cadet First Aid Com­pe­ti­tion Jan 18-19.

The event, held at 9 Wing Gan­der, is de­signed to in­crease the cadets knowl­edge of first aid, while pro­vid­ing with an op­por­tu­nity to cri­tique their skills and to pro­mote good safety habits.

Cadets par­tic­i­pated in a writ­ten exam and tack­led sce­nar­ios as a team.

They were also able to tour some fa­cil­i­ties at 9 Wing Gan­der. This weekend was a fun ex­pe­ri­ence for all cadets of our prov­ince and it gives them an op­por­tu­nity to prac­tice the life sav­ing skills they will take with them through­out their lives.

While these three cadets were away in Gan­der the re­main­ing forty cadets of 249 were busy spend­ing their weekend prac­tic­ing their shoot­ing skills with the 853C Daisy Air Ri­fle.

Marks­man­ship is a manda­tory part of the Sea Cadet train­ing pro­gram and af­ter a long weekend of sight­ing, shoot­ing, and train­ing for a biathlon, nu­mer­ous cadets re­ceived both their marks­man level as well as their first class marks­man level.

249 spends many week­ends through­out the year shoot­ing and in­creas­ing skill level of shoot­ers in prepa­ra­tion for both Marks­man­ship and Biathlon Com­pe­ti­tions.

— Sub­mit­ted by Dawn Parsons. She is an ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fcier with the 249 Effie M.

Mor­ris­sey sea cadet corps.

Sub­mit­ted photo

These cadets from 249 Effie M. Mor­ris­sey in Bri­gus re­cently ob­tained their marks­man level one cer­tifi­cates. They are (from left) Petty Of­fcer 1 Bradley Hawe, Mas­ter Sea­man Ni­co­las Deer­ing, Mas­ter Sea­man Cather­ine Doyle, Leading Shipman Laken Pot­tle, Leading Shipman Macken­zie Spar­row, Mas­ter Sea­man Chantelle O’Leary and Or­di­nary Sea­man Matthew Small.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Cadets from the 249 Effie M. Mor­ris­sey sea cadet corps in Bri­gus re­cently re­turned from a first aid com­pe­ti­tion held at 9 Wing Gan­der Jan. 18-19. Shown here are Mas­ter Sea­man Kelsey Mug­ford, Petty Of­fi­cer 1 Bran­don Small and Mas­ter Sea­man Alexan­der Bren­ton.

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