BROCKVILLE – June marks the end of a very busy training year for 870 Vampire Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
The Squadron training year runs from September until June. In that time, Cadets have conducted training weekly on Monday evenings at the Brockville Armouries. In addition, Cadets have learned specialty skills in subjects like:
– Field survival, – Marksmanship, – Pilot ground school, – Instructional techniques, – Biathlon, – Pipes and drums band, – Sports, and; – Variety of community service activities.
Many of our Cadets took part in several competitions this winter:
– Biathlon – held in Quebec, – Zone Marksmanship Competition in Cornwall – we improved our standing again this year to take 2nd overall, and; – Exertion Competition in Prescott – a sports and Cadet skills competition, our 10-Cadet team won the Top Leadership Tasking, Aircrew Survival Tasking and Cadet Fitness events. 870 was awarded the Top Small Squadron trophy.
We also have had some fun activities including a trip to Washington, DC and ended the year with a trip to the La Ronde park near Montreal.
As we wind down training for the year, we recognized the many achievements of our Cadets at an awards dinner on May 15th and on June 6th at our Annual Ceremonial Review.
As the summer arrives, we will take a well deserved break from Squadron training. Once the Cadets are on summer vacation from school, most will go on to exciting summer training opportunities at locations across Ontario. Most notably, WO2 Michaelah Wales has been selected to attend the Power Pilot course and our Squadron Warrant Officer, WO2 Joshua Brazeau will represent Canada on the International Air Cadet Exchange.
The Air Cadet program offers great opportunities for youth ages 12-18 to meet new friends and learn new skills. Call us for more information at (613) 345-2205 or check us out on the internet at www.aircadets.ca/870.
Featured Photo: At our Annual Ceremonial Review, WO2 Michaelah Wales received the Flying Scholarship award.