Royal Canadian Air Cadets from 902 Summerland squadron have successfully completed their summer training at locations across Western Canada.
A variety of training courses were attended throughout the summer.The courses ranged from two to six weeks in duration. The cadets all thoroughly enjoyed their camps. They have completed intense training courses and learned leadership skills that will be of benefit at our local training centre in the coming year.
LAC Josiah Baran, LAC Paula Dunbar, LAC Gage Green, LAC Bradley Jones, LAC Quentin Wilke attended the General Training course at Albert Head, Victoria, B.C..
FCpl Katrina VanHerwaarden attended the Drill and Leadership course at Albert Head.
Sgt. Lewis Hugh-Jones attended the Survival Instructor course at Penhold, Alberta.
Sgt. Alexander VanHerwaarden attended the Basic survival course at Albert Head, Victoria, B.C.
FSgt. Dana McLellan attended the 6 week Glider Pilot Scholarship course at Comox, B.C. and he was successful in getting his Glider wings.
Congratulation to WO1 Patricia Henniger and FSgt. Bryce Johnston for completing summer employment as Staff Cadet Instructors in Victoria, B.C. and Penhold, Alberta.
There have been some interesting developments on the support side of the organization. Tara McMillan has recently been promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant. Officer Cadet Carole Johnston has successfully completed the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) Occupational Training course. Lieutenant Christel Davidsen is the Training Officer. Captain Terry Hesla is the Supply Officer. Officer Cadet Simon Bambey, who aged out of the cadet program in the last training year, has been assigned to work with the Okanagan Wing Regional Gliding Operation.
Now is a great time to join Air Cadets. The 2012-2013 cadet training program is just beginning. Cadets 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, effective speaking and range marksmanship are also important aspects of the cadet training program.
The 902 Summerland Air Cadet squadron is accepting applications for new recruits to join Air Cadets. Girls and boys aged 12 to 18 years of age are welcome to come out on Wednesday evenings to the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Center located at 9111 Peach Orchard Road in Summerland to see what cadets is all about.
For more information, contact the 902 Commanding Officer, Captain Philip Paterson at 250-809-1536, Training Officer Lieutenant Christel Davidsen at 250-870-7446, or Sponsoring Committee Chair, Anne Van Herwaarden at 250 494-1985 (evenings). The 902 Summerland Cadets Local Training Centre (LTC) office phone number is 250 494-7988.