Air Cadet Nick Bowman stands on parade with his flight during a Commanding Officer’s Parade at the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, near Victoria.
Bowman, 17, spent his summer as an Advanced Training Staff Cadet for the General Training Course, leading junior cadets while they learned about good citizenship, sports, field survival, drill, range, and familiarization flying.
Bowman has been a cadet for five years at 363 “Brian Barker” Squadron in Campbell River, and currently attends Timberline High School. He has self-taught how to play eleven different instruments and wants to be a communications and information systems tech.
The cadet program is designed to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society through a dynamic, community-based program. Canadian Forces Reserve Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) Officers are responsible for cadet training, supervision and administration. The vast majority serve the CF on a part-time basis while continuing full-time studies or pursuing a civilian career. The CIC celebrated 100 years of service to Canada in 2009.
To find out more about the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Cadet Instructors Cadre and Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, visit www.cadets.ca.