Vickers Vimy cadets receive national awards
On May 14, Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) 119 Vickers Vimy of Brigus, held its 37th annual inspection.
An excellent performance was displayed by all cadets, who range in age from nine to 12 years-of-age.
The inspection entailed displays of citizenship, training, cadet Olympics and a sunset ceremony.
This year, Vickers Vimy received two National Award of Excellence medals and one provincial Cadet of the Year medal for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chief Petty Officer First Class Edward Ryan, who is the corps coxswain, received both top awards.
Chief Petty Officer Second Class Zachary Trickett, who is the corps guard commander, was the second recipient of the National Award of Excellence.
Clayton Bailey, president of the Navy League cadets, Newfoundland and Labrador Division, and Bernadette Trickett, past-president and grandmother to Zachary Trickett, presented these awards.
Congratulations to the cadets, officers, civilian instructors and sea cadet instructors of NLCC 119 Vickers Vimy for yet another wonderful year.
Also a farewell to the senior cadets who are going to extend their training to the sea cadet program in September, and we welcome aboard to our corps, the senior and junior cadets and also the new recruits.
— Submitted by Lt. Demita Hynes, commanding officer for NLCC 119 Vickers Vimy
Chief Petty Officer First Class Edward Ryan (right) of the Navy League cadet corps 119 Vickers Vimy earned the top two awards at the annual inspection event May 14, the National Medal of Excellence and the provincial Cadet of the Year medal. He is seen here with his mom, Kim Ryan.