Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 (43 photos)

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Cdt Allannah Will walks down Sangro St with a visiting VIP and her grandfather, Mr Sandy Will, President of the Army Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) and Maj Wally Statz, OC HQ Coy  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Rifle Coach course cadet Jenna Petersen and her OC Maj Amadeo Vecchio discussing the finer points of marksmanship while on their way to their respective classes  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Sandy Will, President of the Army Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba Branch) recognized for visiting the training centre (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

70km southeast of the training centre on the Thompson Plateau, field engineering staff are busy maintaining the the rope birdge site, tightning up ropes (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

a short time later at the improvised rafting bivouac site, a break, Lt Vince Litster and Capt Diane Blaine (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Diane Blain)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Diane Blain)

 

A few kilometres away at D Coy's bivouac site, Cdt Katleyn Bishop 2294 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC Thunder Bay ON (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Cdt Katy Romaniuk 2316 R Westmr RC(Army)CC New Westminster, BC secures her hootchie with pegs (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Cdt Ben Degen 2309 RCA RC(army)CC Ft McLeod, AB and Cdt Grayson Beadin 2293 N Sask R RC(Army)CC Saskatoon, SK and their finely crafted hootchie (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

D Coy's OC Maj Curtis Sankar, CWO Al Williams, C/MWO Ashley Rapson and CO LCol Al Dengis chat at the bivouac site. The CO regularly makes trips to the field to see how the cadets are doing(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Cdt Chantal Halcrow 38 RC(Army)CC, Cross Lake MB and LCol Al Dengis  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C/Sgt Kelsea Wassing 19 Pl, E Coy (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C IPeter Kemp and Maj Jim Bloome (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

In a stroke of genius and a lighter moment, E Coy staff decided to have a mess dinner in the field, the theme being M*A*S*H  (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Padre Jack Greenhalgh of course arrived as Father Mulcahey (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

2lt Logan was Radar (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

The OC Maj Tina Wagner came as Maj Hot Lips Hoolihan (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

The CO & RSM piped in (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Klinger immediately requested a Section 8 to which he was promptly rejected (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Enjoying a relaxing evening around the campfire (VACSTC, Capt Diane Blain)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Diane Blain)

 

Back at camp, sunset (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Cdt Joseph Dasilva receives private lessons from CI Brett Kirby on Coutts Common (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

2115 hrs, "Out in front of you bunks!", staff cadets use this time to remind cadet what is needed for the next day and what needs to be done to improve the barracks (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

2130 hrs, looking east (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

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Guard Coy - in Camp

Trg Support Group (Adventure Platoons) - 5 PL Summit/Alpine FTX, 6 Pl in Camp

Bravo Coy - in Camp

Charlie Coy - 5-day FTX on Thompson Plateau

Delta Coy - 5-day FTX on Thompson Plateau

Echo Coy - 5-day FTX on Thompson Plateau

Foxtrot Coy - in Camp

Hotel Coy - in Camp


Today's weather: Max Temp.  26c  Min Temp.   10c sunny and mild


1 August 1685
The Marquis de Denonville lands at Quebec, accompanied by 800 Troupes de la Marine, to meet the growing Iroquois threat and the aggression of the English colonists to the south. 


1 August 1813
A force of British regulars is repulsed after repeated attacks against Ft. Stephenson (west of Sandusky, Ohio). 


1 August 1976
The Montreal Olympics close, during which time Canadian Forces personnel have been engaged in police and security duties, drug testing, even acting as time keepers for athletic events.

 

Army Cadet Corps formed on this day


1 Aug, 1904

#118 St. James Parish Cadet Corps