Penin­sula cadets sail with ‘HMCS St. John’s’

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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