Peninsula cadets sail with ‘HMCS St. John’s’
PO1 Lucas Edwards of Lawn is pictured to the farthest left while PO1 Kyle Hodge is farthest right, were among 13 cadets sailing aboard the ‘HMCS St. John’s in late May. The cadets sailed at the invitation of Cmdr. Rob Clark, front, centre.
Two Burin Peninsula cadets were among 13 chosen from around the province for the trip of a lifetime.
The cadets were chosen from hundreds applicants and invited to steam from St. John’s to Halifax aboard ‘ HMCS St. John’s’ May 25.
Petty Officer Lucas Edwards of RCSCC 237 Truxtun in Lawn and Petty Officer Kyle Hodge of RCSCC 289 Corvette, Lamaline were part the St. John’s crew.
The cadets were guests of Cmdr. Rob Clark, Commanding Officer of HMCS St. John’s, with a crew of over 200. When the ship sails with its Sea King helicopter, the crew is augmented by an air detachment of 25 aircrew.
HMCS St. John’s FFH 340 was built in Saint John, New Brunswick and commissioned June 26, 1996 in St. John’s - the 11th of 12 Halifax Class frigates and one of the most combat capable warships in the world.