March­ing through an­other year

Bay Roberts army cadets hold an­nual re­view

The Compass - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON

The 2372 Avalon North Army Cadets gath­ered last Tues­day in the gym­na­sium at Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts, much like they would most Tues­day evenings.

But with so many friends, rel- atives and spe­cial guests oc­cu­py­ing chairs, this gath­er­ing was ob­vi­ously unique.

In­deed, the young cadets were out last Tues­day to put there best foot for­ward and show how their train­ing has pro­gressed over the last few months. Many ap­plauded the group’s an­nual cer­e­mo­nial re­view, and re­view- ing of­fi­cer Lt.-Col. Ge­orge Janes was among them.

“This is cul­ti­vat­ing and guiding you in life,” he told the cadets dur­ing a speech.

Mem­bers went through some phys­i­cal train­ing ex­er­cises and took part in a grand march and a band march. The drill team han­dled its rou­tines skill­fully, and many cadets re­ceived medals and learned about where they will travel in the com­ing months for fur­ther train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

War­rant Of­fi­cer Joseph Hutch­ings re­ceived the evening’s high­est hon­our. The Lord Strath­cona Trust Medal rep­re­sents the most pres­ti­gious hon- our be­stowed upon a cadet. Mas­ter War­rant Of­fi­cer Daniel Tay­lor was awarded the Royal Canadian Le­gion Cadet Medal of Ex­cel­lence.

To view more pho­tos from this event, visit The Compass’ web­site — www.cb­n­com­pass.ca.

Lt.-Col. Ge­orge Janes, the re­view­ing of­fi­cer for 2372 Avalon North Army Cadets’ an­nual cer­e­mo­nial re­view, chats with Lt.-Cpl. Court­ney Drover, far right. Look­ing over Janes’ shoul­der are, from the left, Chief War­rant Of­fi­cer Tay­lor Hutch­ings and War­rant Of­fi­cer Joseph Hutch­ings.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COMPASS

Lt.-Cpl. Noah Boone, left, and Lt.-Cpl. Jonathan Boone crawl through an ob­sta­cle at Amal­ga­mated Academy’s school gym­na­sium. The two Boone boys are broth­ers.

War­rant Of­fi­cer Re­becca Power, seen lead­ing the way, is the band sergeant ma­jor for 2372 Avalon North Army Cadets’ per­cus­sion­ists and glock­en­spiel play­ers.

Capt. Me­lanie Snow from 2372 Avalon North Army Cadets presents War­rant Of­fi­cer Joseph Hutch­ings the high­est hon­our a cadet can re­ceived — the Lord Strath­cona Trust Medal.

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