Cadet Griffin Demoskoff (front left)takes his place as part of a cadet guard of honor at an important naval ceremony at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on the West Coast of BC.

Local sea cadet takes part in naval ceremony in Esquimalt

The Centre was asked to provide a cadet honour guard for a Change of Command Parade at the nearby naval base of CFB Esquimalt

Cadet Griffin Demoskoff, 16, from 54 Admiral DeWolf Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) took his place in a guard of honour at an important naval ceremony at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt.

Cadet Demoskoff is spending his summer at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre (CTC) on the six week Fitness Instructor Course. Albert Head CTC is an Air Cadet Training Centre that opened its door to Sea and Army cadets this year.

The Centre was asked to provide a cadet honour guard for a Change of Command Parade at the nearby naval base of CFB Esquimalt. Cadets lined the route taken by Admirals, the Lieutenant Governor, the First Nations Chief and other dignitaries to the ceremony held on the dock in front of a naval vessel.

The cadets, who come from all over B.C. and the Prairies, are all taking the Fitness and Sports Instructor Course.

β€œIt was awesome;” says Griffen.

β€œI am just here to make new friends and get some good training. I did not expect to do this!”

Cadet Demoskoff, who holds the rank of Petty Officer First Class at his home Corps, attends Timberline Secondary School in Campbell River.

More than 3,400 Sea, Army and Air Cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C. this summer.

Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas.

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