Marching through another year
Bay Roberts army cadets hold annual review
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.
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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.
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.