Cadets complete training

Royal Canadian Air Cadets from 902 Summerland Squadron have successfully completed their summer training at locations across Western Canada.

Royal Canadian Air Cadets from 902 Summerland Squadron have successfully completed their summer training at locations across Western Canada.

Cadets attended a variety of summer camps ranging from two to six weeks in length. The cadets all participated in fun, challenging and rewarding training experiences. Throughout the summer the cadets also learned valuable leadership skills that will be of benefit at the local training centre in the coming year.

LAC Alyssa Vader and LAC Riley Hanley attended the General Training course at Albert Head, Victoria, B.C.

F/Cpl. Lara Desjarlais attended the Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course at Albert Head.

F/Cpl. Bryanna Johnston and F/Cpl Jack Taylor attended the Basic Fitness and Sports Course at Albert Head.

Sgt. Meaghan Vader attended the Survival Instructor course at Cold Lake, Alberta.

Sgt. Josiah Baran attended the Advanced Aviation Course at Comox, B.C.

For this year, Capt. Tyler Willis has been appointed the commanding officer of the squadron. He replaces Capt. Christel Davidsen, who has moved to Comox, B.C.

The 2014-2015 cadet training program is beginning. Cadets will gain a variety of skills from hands-on training. Leadership, citizenship, flying, gliding, and physical fitness are the core components of the program. Teamwork, back country survival training and range marksmanship are also important aspects of the cadet training program.

The 902 Summerland Air Cadet squadron is now accepting applications for new members. Girls and boys aged 12 to 18 years are welcome to come out Wednesday, Sept. 10 for an open house. Doors open at 7 p.m. to any youth who is interested in joining. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. The squadron parades regularly Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd.

For more information contact Willis at 250-486-2505, or by email at contact@902aircadets.ca.

The 902 Summerland Cadets Local Training Centre (LTC) office phone number is 250-494-7988 and more information is available online at 902aircadets.ca