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  • Chestermere army cadet tops course in Vernon

    Cadet Emilio Duran
    Cadet Emilio Duran is presented with the plaque recognizing his achievement as the best cadet during the six-week Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre by the reviewing officer, Robert Sawatsky, Mayor of Vernon.
    Cadet Emilio Duran

    Cadet Emilio Duran is presented with the plaque recognizing his achievement as the best cadet during the six-week Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre by the reviewing officer, Robert Sawatsky, Mayor of Vernon. VACSTC Photo by Wayne Emde

    Vernon, B.C. – Cadet Emilio Duran of Chestermere, Alberta. was recognized as the best cadet in the six-week Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre this summer.

    Cadet Duran is a member of 3125 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Chestermere, Alberta.

    Cadet Duran was enrolled in the six-week Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course where the cadets not only perfected their individual drill, but also learned to teach younger cadets at their home corps. During the summer they formed Quarter Guards to welcome dignitaries to VACSTC, and provided flag parties for all parades. For the final parade and sunset ceremony, the cadets in the Drill and Ceremonial Course formed the Guard and fired the Feu de Joie, a rapid sequence of blank rounds.

    After the final parade, the cadets made their way to their homes in western Canada.

    During the summer, 1200 army, sea and air cadets from western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.