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Army cadets celebrate soon

Comox Valley Record 25 May 2007



Fifty members of 1726 Comox Princess Maryís Royal Canadian army cadets will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the corps at the unitís annual ceremonial review June 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Glacier Gardens arena on Military Row. The reviewing officer for the parade is Vancouver Island North MP Catherine Bell.

The cadet unit is led by commanding officer Capt. Renee Roy. The cadet parade commander for Saturdayís parade is cadet Chief Warrant Officer Casimir Thomson.

The event will include static displays that show the cadetsí involvement in corps/regiment history, summer training, range and general cadet training.

The annual review completes the local training year for the corps.

The public is invited to join parents and friends to view the ceremony at the Glacier Gardens Arena.

Trophies and medals are presented to the most proficient cadets including the Army Cadet Service, Royal Canadian Legion and Lord Strathcona medals.

The aim of the cadet organization, according to Roy, is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness, and stimulate an interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces.

Individuals aged 12 to 18 can enrol in cadets. The new training year starts Sept. 4 at 19 Wing Comox in Building 22.