Marystown sea cadets celebrate 65 years
Mary Rose Corps 121 on review
Members of the Mary Rose Sea Cadet Corps 121 exuded poise, proficiency, skill and talent on Saturday, June 2, during their annual ceremonial review (ACR).
Through mobile displays, including drills, colour party, marching band and marksmanship, to static displays involving first aid, sailing, fitness and seamanship, the cadets demonstrated how much they’ve experienced and learned during the past training year.
Commanding Officer Lt.(N) Roxanne Breon says the annual ACR is an excellent opportunity for the cadets to show their families and the community how much they’ve developed through their training.
“Every year the cadets work really hard,” Breon said. “Starting in February we start training for our ACR. It’s basically their day to show off . . . what they’ve learned and show the parents that they come in here and learn a lot.”
Breon noted for first-year cadets, especially, it’s a lot of learning.
“They come in as 12-year-old kids that have never seen anything military wise before,” she said.
Breon is proud that the Marystown corps is celebrating its 65th anniversary.
“In 65 years there’s been thousands of cadets go through,” she noted. “Some of them continued to military careers.
“It’s a great organization,” she added. “We do every parade we can possibly do in the community, between the Relay for Life or Take Back the Night events; whatever we’re asked, if we can do it, we will.”
While the ACR marks the official end to the training year, some cadets will continue their training this summer at cadet training camps, returning to their squadron with new skills to pass on to their fellow cadets. During the ceremony the cadets displayed their skills. This was the marksmanship display with Jaden Smith and Bethany Young on the air rifles and Nathan Lee on the scope. Reviewing Officer RCMP Const. Craig Stride chats with PO2 Mackenzie Fitzpatrick during inspection.
CPO2 Christian Barnes hoists the flags at the annual ceremonial review of Mary Rose Corps 121.
In honour of the 65th anniversary of Mary Rose Corps 121, the sea cadets and CO/Lt. Rosanne Breon were presented with a banner from the parents association. Pictured from left are Lori Hunt, Jeanne Barnes, Lt(N) Roxanne Breon, Jennie Young and Tonya Cheeseman.
The Mary Rose Corps 121 band, with PO1 Simone Hodder; CPO2 Ceilidh Noseworthy on snare drums; PO2 Kendra Hannam with Bass Drum and P01 Shanelle Kilfoy on
PO1 Simone Hodder received the Navy League four-year service medal. Her mother, Tracy Hodder, pinned the medal to her uniform.
Reviewing Officer RCMP Const. Craig Stride and AS AJ Dunne.
MS Carly Stapleton and MS Chase Adams received the Top Guardsman Award, presented by CI Alice Miller.
Reviewing Officer RCMP Const. Craig Stride presented CPO1 Nathan Lee with the Lord Strathcona medal.