Saturday, 9 July 2011 (27 photos)

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The intake continues 

Padre Jack Greenhalgh reads while waiting for another group of cadets to arrive, the first group very early in the morning, over the next 36 hours the training centre will welcome nearly 900 cadets from Thunder Bay to Victoria (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Barracks, constructed in 1941/42 and upgraded many times over the years await the cadets (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Sicily Square (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Barracks line looking east towards Vernon Hill (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Another serial arrives (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Cdt Ridgewell (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Bravo's C/Sgt Hazelton explains the finer points of the rubick's cube (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Swapping stories (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Intake paperwork, "Home Corps?" "`Course?" (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Hamming it up (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Where? (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Friends reacquainted (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Capt Jim Davidge (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Messhall line up for lunch (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Formed up (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

And off we go (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

The CO relaxes in the garden of the combined mess  (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

First day, early evening and they already found the cadet canteen! (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

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Today's weather: Max Temp. 25c  Min Temp. 7c cloudy morning then sunny


This day in Canadian Military History...

9 July 1755

General Braddock's 2000 British regulars are defeated by a combined force of 850 French regulars, Canadian militia, and native allies at Ft. Duquesne (near Pittsburgh, Penn.). Braddock and most of his force are killed while the French report the loss of barely a dozen men.



9 July 1944

The city of Caen is liberated by Canadian and British troops, 33 days after it was expected to fall. During this time, 3500 Canadians have become casualties, but German ground and air formations have been decimated.

 

9 July 2006

Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca, a reservist with the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment based in Thunder Bay, Ont., was killed as Canadian military and Afghan security forces were pushing through an area west of Kandahar City that had been a hotbed of Taliban activity.