Local cadets make their mark
Bay Roberts, Placentia and Victoria take top spots in marksmanship competition
The 2558 Placentia Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) recently hosted the Avalon West Regional Competition of the 2014 Canadian Cadet Movement Marksmanship Championship Series at St. Anne’s Academy in Placentia March 15.
Joining the home team for the competition were army cadets from 2584 Whitbourne, 2615 Lions from Victoria and 2372 Avalon North from Bay Roberts, as well as sea cadets from 295 Baccalieu in Old Perlican and 209 Great Eastern in Dildo. The single air cadet squadron was 589 from Carbonear.
The championship consisted of a full day of competitive marksmanship consisting of a mixture of prone position ( lying on stomach) and stand-up shooting matches. At the end of the day Avalon North placed first overall, followed by Placentia in second place and the Victoria Lions rounded out the Top-3.
In individual rankings, Master Cpl. Julie Kavanagh of Avalon North placed first overall in the junior category, which included all shooters under 15. Second was Placentia Cpl. Shane Walsh, and Cpl. Terra Wadman took third.
In the open category, Warrant Officer Rebecca Power of Avalon North placed first in the championship. Warrant Officer Kurklyn Hefford and Warrant Officer Taylor Hutchings rounded out the rankings in second and third, respectively.
The members of the first place team from Avalon North included Chief Warrant Officer Taylor Hutchings, Warrant Officers Joseph Hutchings and Rebecca Power, and Master Cpl. Alyssa Clarke and Master Cpl. Julie Kavanagh.
Sgt. David Quilty, Master Cpl. TJ Schumann and Cpl. Shane Walsh, Cpl. Terra Wadman and Cpl. Hannah King made up the second place team from Placentia.
The third place team from Victoria consisted of Warrant Officer Kurklyn Hefford, Master Cpl. Francis Finlayson and Master Cpl. Nigel Greene, Cpl. Brooklyn Kennel and Lance-Cpl Mackenzie Penney.
The Cadet Marksmanship Program has been specifically designed for youth and is based on Olympicstyle competition. It allows cadets to become familiar and skilled in the use of the Daisy 853C air rifle. Competitions such as these help the cadets improve their skill level and encourage participation in marksmanship. The results of the regional competitions held across the province will help determine the slate of competitors for the provincial championship scheduled for later this spring in St. John’s.
The cadet marksmanship program in Placentia is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 33, which provides space at their facility for cadets to train on a regular basis.
The 2372 Avalon North Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps of Bay Roberts took first place in the Avalon West regional competition of the 2014 Canadian Cadet movement marksmanship championship in Placentia on March 15. They are, from left, Master Cpl. Alyssa Clarke, Master Cpl. Julie Kavanagh, Warrant Officer Joey Hutchings, Chief Warrant Officer Taylor Hutchings and Warrant Officer Rebecca Power.
Home team 2558 Placentia army cadets pulled out a second place finish in the marksmanship champs at St. Anne’s Academy in Dunville. They are, from left, Sgt. David Quilty, Master Cpl. TJ Schumann, Cpl. Shane Walsh, Cpl. Terra Wadman, Cpl. Hannah King and Master Cpl. TJ Schumann.
The 2615 Victoria Lions took home the third place in the annual marksmanship championships held March 15. They are, from left, Master Cpl. Nigel Greene, Master Cpl. Frankie Finlayson, Cpl. Brooklyn Kennell, Warrant Officer Kurklyn Hefford and Lance-Cpl. Mackenzie Penney
Cpl. Terra Wadman, an army cadet from Placentia, takes aim and prepares to fire during the standing match at the 2014 Avalon West Cadet Marksmanship Competition.
Master Cpl. TJ Schumann of 2558 Placentia was one of the 35 competitors from the Avalon West region to participate in the annual cadet marksmanship championship.
Seven teams representing cadet units from Old Perlican to Placentia participated in the Avalon West Competition of the 2014 Canadian Cadet Movement Marksmanship Championship Series held recently at St. Anne’s Academy in Placentia.