Thursday, 26 July 2007 (34 photos)

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0705 hrs, B38, male staff cadet and junior officer quarters (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

early morning flag party drill on Sicily Square. CLI D&C demands an extra bit of devotion to drill (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

PIO Wayne Emde prepares a platoon from H Coy for their platoon photo, a tradition that goes back to the very beginnings of the camp in 1949 when Doug Kermode would take black & white photos of each platoon as a keepsake for cadets.  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

With Training Coy winning the pennant for the first time ever, a hastily made flag was raised last week. Now a proper flag with the Coy initials has been made to replace it. (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Training Coy staff raise the new flag (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Maj Russ Lacey visiting from RCSU Pacific and Battalion Admin Officer Capt Steve Martens (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

On the Shuswap River, canoe training with Adventure Platoon (VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

Lt Gord Cousins, Canoe Cadre (VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

(VACSTC, Capt Chris Gerbrandt)

 

12 Platoon C Coy cools down after their history lecture (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

G Coy returns from the field, the band escorts them in past HQ (VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

(VACSTC, W. Emde)

 

Foxtrot Coy 2nd intake in the field at Bennett's Ranch (VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

(VACSTC, Padre Jack Greenhalgh)

 

2055 hrs  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

Polishing the brass parade markers, clockwise from bottom left: C/WO Skidmore, Cdt David Paul 2561 RCA RC(Army)CC, Thorsby AB; Cdt Jordan Kirchner 774 RCA RC(Army)CC, Kenora ON; and C/WO Jason Kim 2827 BCR RC(Army)CC Port Moody, BC   (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)

 

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Guard Coy - returning from Bennett's Ranch FTX

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

Bravo Coy - in Camp, CLI Rifle Coach FTX Bennett's Ranch

Charlie Coy - in Camp

Delta Coy - in Camp

Echo Coy -  in Camp

Foxtrot Coy - at Bennett's Ranch for FTX

Hotel Coy - in Camp


Today's weather: Max Temp. 33c  Min Temp.  13c sunny & hot 


This day in Canadian Military History...

26 July 1686
English traders at Ft. Albany surrender their fort to Canadian raiders after withstanding a twenty-four hour bombardment.


26 July 1759
The French garrison of 450 men at Ft. Niagara surrenders to an overwhelming British force of 5000 men.


26 July 1943
Sixty-six bombers from the RCAF's No.6 Group join a raid on the German city of Essen, which is pulverized for the loss of only two aircraft.