The sun shone on the 58th Annual Ceremonial Review of 54 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, Admiral DeWolf, held Sunday, June 2 at the Navy League Hall on 13th Avenue.
Spectators and distinguished guests were treated to a parade and march-past followed by static displays of the many activities and skills the cadets have been developing over the past training year. These activities range from basic knots and naval terminology through to sailing and outdoor adventure training. Other, more intangible, skills learned by the cadets include leadership and how to show and earn respect.
The cadets were inspected by Reviewing Officer and former Commanding Officer of Admiral DeWolf, LCdr(Ret.) Colin Barton. There were several esteemed guests also present at the parade, including: Campbell River Mayor, Walter Jakeway; Area Cadet Officer, Lt(N) Joe Guerin; Vice President of Sea Cadets for the Vancouver Island Division of the Navy League of Canada, Mike Dietrich; Lt(N) Jake Everitt of HMCS Quadra in Comox; Royal Canadian Legion Parade Marshall, Mr Sean Smith; and S/Lt Evan Roberts, a former Chief Cadet of Admiral DeWolf, now serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax.
Special awards of recognition and promotions were handed out by the VIP guests and by the ship’s officers.
The afternoon was capped off by a wonderful potluck supper, prepared by parents and the Navy League, and also included the presentation of the Corps annual awards.
The Commanding Officer, Lt(N) Bonnie McGill, and Navy League Branch President, Greg Askey, would like to thank the guests and all the parents of the cadets for making the day’s events such a huge success.
Bravo Zulu (the naval term for “well done”) to all the cadets who received awards and promotions. May they have continued success this summer as they head to HMCS Quadra in Comox for further cadet training.