Saturday, 14 July 2007 (15 photos)

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Pennant winner for week 1 - Guard Coy

0715, the flag is at half mast in honour of the funerals of Capt. Matthew Dawe, Cpl. Jordan Anderson and Cpl. Cole Bartsch, three of the six soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


C Coy 13 Platoon on their way to a morning lecture (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


C/Sgt Ori teaches rifle drill to 3 section 18 Platoon E Coy on Sicily Square (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


On the other side of the square, C/Sgt Marcioni teaches the same lecture to 1 section 18 Platoon E Coy with Pte Matt Hunt C Scot R assisting. Pte Hunt is a former cadet from 2422 C Scot R RC(Army)CC in Nanaimo BC, he attended VACSTC 2001-02 (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


1 Platoon Guard Coy leaving Brig Murphy Armoury after the camp history lecture (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Cdt Mike Wong A Coy 6 Platoon, Cdt Jennifer Wong A Coy 5 Platoon and Cdt Bior Bior A Coy 5 Platoon at the cadet canteen counter (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Friends - Cdt Anthony Moore 19 Platoon E Coy and Cdt Joshua Adams 17 Platoon E Coy (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


After dinner, a little free time for all course cadets (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


The phone booths outside the cadet canteen are a favourite place to hang out. Hundreds of long distance phone calls are made every day to parents and family across the country.  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Cdt Dylon Barber B Coy 10 platoon (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Happy Birthday! Cdt Chelsey Dasilva from B Coy 7 Platoon , smiling sitting next to last piece of birthday cake, celebrates her 16th birthday (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


The cadet canteen (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


A muggy evening, (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


2330 hrs  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


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Guard Coy - in Camp

Trg Support Group (Adventure Platoons) - in Camp

Bravo Coy - in Camp

Charlie Coy - in Camp

Delta Coy - in Camp

Echo Coy - in Camp

Foxtrot Coy - return from FTX at Bennett's Ranch

Hotel Coy - return from FTX at Bennett's Ranch

Today's weather: Max Temp  35c (40c humidex)  Min Temp   17c sunny hot & humid

This day in Canadian Military History...

14 July 1673

Construction of Ft. Frontenac (Kingston, Ont.) by French troops under the command of Frontenac is underway, the land for the site being cleared within two days of the French landing.

14 July 1900

Detachments of Canadian troops are placed in the British columns chasing Boer rebels north of Pretoria.