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CIC Flag unveiled 


(Courtesy DND)

May 1st, 2009 was a historic day for the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) as celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Branch began and the Branch flag was unveiled. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, presided over the ceremony.

The CIC Branch flag is comprised of the three elemental colours behind a centred Branch badge. The gold trim is representative of the cadets who we train, supervise and administer and who are the primary focus. Cadets are the common element that binds the three elements within the Branch.

Historically, a flag aided personnel in finding their unit. Today the Branch flag symbolizes the pride in the Branch and the connection all members of the Branch have, the cadets who we lead.

Members of the CIC Branch work to inspire Canada’s youth and as Minister MacKay stated, “It is their willingness, our instructors, to devote time and energy to the development of Canadian youth that makes Cadet Instructors leaders in their communities. Being a Cadet Instructor is more than just a part-time job, it's a way of life.”