Thursday, 5 July 2007 (19 photos)

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Another hot day... 28c by noon (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Capt Thor Toms (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Move clerk Shirley Hamilton and Move officer Capt Gary Hurst in the movements office, the calm before the storm. in just over 24 hours some 1000+ cadets will begin arriving for another summer of training. (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


One of the traditions is the annual mess dinner. The band staff play several tunes entertaining guests and staff (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


(VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Amongst the guests are Maj (ret'd) Don Rogers MMM CD second from left. (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


S/Sgt Bob Beaudoin, NCO I/C Fraser Valley Traffic Services RCMP Chilliwack, BC and LCol Al Dengis (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Capt (Ret'd) Padre Jack Greenhalgh and Capt Diane Blain (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Padre Steve Paine and RSM Al Williams (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Capt Rob Dodds is presented a certificate of appreciation from LCol Al Dengis for his years of service to the training centre (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Two more guests, Louise Prouse and Maj (ret'd) Roger Prouse CD in centre (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


LCol Terry Kopan MOM CD speaks with newly minted CI Peter Kemp, a former cadet  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


The mess dinner (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


The head table (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


CI Steve White, piping instructor for the school of music. Steve served at the camp in the early 1980s and is a member of the RCMP (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Guest of honour Cdr Rick Mountford CD addresses the audience (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


LCol Al Dengis addresses the audience (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Representing 14 years  of command: LCol Al Dengis CD (2006-) , LCol Terry Kopan MOM CD (2002-05), LCol Fern Daigneault CD (1998-2001), Hon LCol (Col) Doug Walton OMM CD (1994-1997) pose in front of the CO's wall of theVACSTC officer's mess. (VACSTC, W. Emde)


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Today's weather: Max Temp.  35.5c (42c humidex)   Min Temp.  16c  sunny, hot & humid

This day in Canadian Military History...

5 July 1814
American regulars defeat a British column at the Battle of Chippewa (Niagara peninsula). Losses are heavy on both sides but the British, out manoeuvered by Winfield Scott, beat a hasty retreat and leave the field to the advancing Americans.

5 July 1943
The transport ship Devis is struck by a torpedo while carrying Canadian troops and equipment to the Sicily invasion. Within twenty minutes the ship has sunk, taking vehicles and men with her.

Cadet Corps formed on this day -  #139 Bridgewater Public School Cadet Corps, Bridgewater NS, 5 July 1905