Summerland Air Cadets hold annual review

Members of 902 Summerland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will parade in an annual review ceremony Saturday, June 9.

Members of 902 Summerland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will parade in an annual review ceremony Saturday, June 9 at 12:45 p.m. in the Summerland Arena.

The squadron will parade before Master Warrant Officer David A. Winter.

The public is invited to join the parents and friends to view the ceremony that is a highlight of the local training year.

Awards and medals are presented to the most proficient cadets including the Lord Strathcona Medal and the Legion Medal of Excellence.

The squadron is commanded by Capt. Philip Paterson, and assisted by Capt. Terry Hesla. Lieut. Christel Davidsen, 2nd Lieut. Tara McMillan, and Officer Cadet Carole Johnston.

The cadet parade commander for Saturday’s parade is Cadet Warrant Officer 2nd Class Patricia Henniger.

In addition to Winter, the inspecting party will include Maj. David Kerr representing Pacific Region Cadet Training Division in Victoria, Don Doern of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Anne Van Herwaarden, chairman of the local sponsoring committee, Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino, and Capt. Philip Paterson.

There will be demonstrations planned and organized by the cadets themselves, including drill, rifle drill and colour party demonstrations.  Static displays at the Summerland Arena will show the cadets involvement in aviation, survival training, first aid, and general cadet training.

Eight cadets have been selected to attend summer training this year.

Air cadets Paula Dunbar, Bradley Jones, and Quentin Wilke will be attending the air cadet basic camp at Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre near Victoria. Cadet Sergeant Dana McLellan will attend the Glider Scholarship Course in Comox, B.C.   Flight Corporal Lewis Hugh-Jones will be attending the Survival Instructor Cadet Scholarship Course for in Cold Lake, Alberta.  Flight Corporal Alexander Van Herwaarden will attend the Basic Survival course at Albert Head.

Warrant Officer 2nd Class Patricia Henniger and Flight Sergeant Bryce Johnston have been chosen as Advanced Training Staff Cadets to instruct fellow Cadets for seven weeks.

Youth 12 to 18 years of age may enrol in cadets.

The squadron parades at the Summerland Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Road Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

The new training year starts on Sept. 5.

For further information call Capt. Philip Paterson  at  250-809-1536.