Monday, 23 July 2007 (41 photos)

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(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

G Coy, Cdt Catherine De Vaal 2827 BCR RC(Army)CC Port Moody BC  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

One of the privileges of being a CSM is dining in the WOs & NCM's mess (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C/MCpl Ruth Holden 2787 BCR RC(Army)CC Powell River BC; C/MCpl Alex Potter 2887 RM Rang RC(Army)CC 100 Mile House, BC, G Coy staf fcadets   (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C Coy 12 Platoon (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Cdt Josh March 109 RCR RC(Army)CC Ingersol, ON helps Cdt Cole McCarthy 2701 PPCLI RC(Army)CC Winnipeg, MB with his boots in preparation for the confidence course (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

E Coy CSM Carmen Anderson and Capt Don Buccini Admin Officer on the way to field to deliver supplies (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Newly arrived 2nd intake of F Coy basic cadets get their first briefings from their staff cadets (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

20 Platoon F Coy (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

civilian employee gardener Val Powell takes cares of the flowers and grounds of the training centre (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C/WO Cherry Ho 2381 BCR (Irish Fus) RC(Army)CC and C/WO Todd mackey 2051 19th A Dragoons RC(Army)CC Edmonton ready for the field (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Capt Wayne Corbin gives guidance on the air rifle range (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

At the confidence course site, Field Engineering - bridging (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

The point of the training is to learn how to build a three-rope bridge to cross a ravine, river or other obstacle (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

The well appointed Leadership & Challenge Staff cadet - C/WO Andrew Greeley 2701 PPCLI RC(Army)CC Winnipeg MB (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

1, 2, 3 PULL! 1, 2, 3 PULL! (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

2Lt Maria Lynn (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

C/WO Meaghan Laidler 2511 LSSR RC(Army)CC watches the cadets building the rope bridge (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

90 km Northeast of the training centre, B Coy cadets are on the Shuswap River training at Kingfisher, today they are learning various techniques of river rescue and self rescue, all important before taking any canoe training (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

The Shuswap River is perfect for training as well as being absolutely beautiful  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

The canoe cadre under Capt Peter Tujik go over every detail teaching cadets river rescue, throw bags are used all afternoon (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Buddy helping buddy (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Cdt Wall (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Lt Gord Cousins teaches a unique form of self rescue  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

After a day on the river, everyone drys off and gets ready for the ride back to camp (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

More threatening storms (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Another brief downpour, so far this summer it has been unusually humid (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

A thunder cell forms east of Vernon heading north (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

2030 hrs, sunset over Dieppe Square (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Even more spectacular a few minutes later, "It looks like Dante's Inferno" Padre Jack Greenhalgh (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

 

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Guard Coy - Heading to Bennett's Ranch for FTX

Trg Support Group (Adventure Platoons) - 5 Pl in Camp, 6 Pl  in Camp

Bravo Coy - in Camp, CL P&D, Mil Band and Rifle Coach Heading to Bennett's Ranch for FTX

Charlie Coy - in Camp

Delta Coy - in Camp

Echo Coy - Heading to Bennett's Ranch for FTX

Foxtrot Coy - in Camp

Hotel Coy - in Camp


Today's weather: Max Temp. 27c (33c humidex)   Min Temp.   16c  sunny warm & humid, evening thundershower


This day in Canadian Military History...

23 July 1748
In accordance with the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, French troops march into Louisbourg to repossess it from the New Englanders who had taken it in 1745.




23 July 1918
Prisoners of war escape from Holzminder prison camp and try to make their way to Holland. Of the 29 who make the attempt, 10 succeed, among them Lt. J.G. Colquoun of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.