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    Parade Reviewing Officer and 3 RCR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Will Graydon makes his way through the ranks during the inspection. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Corporal Angelique Chenard, Sergeant Brianna Saunders, Corporal Lance Palmer and Lance Corporal Landon Palmer and Lance Corporal Gabriel Beaulac display some of their accomplishments on the biathlon team. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Cadet Cassandra Rose, Sergeant Mickael Fortin and Lance Corporal Aaron George show off their First Aid skills as part of the 57th Annual Ceremonial Review on June 5. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The cadets on parade. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Cadets celebrate accomplishments at 57th Annual Ceremonial Review

Military News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016


Once again, the 2642 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) Army Cadet Corps was given the opportunity to shine.

At their 57th Annual Ceremonial Review on June 5, they put on several dynamic and static displays, demonstrating what they mastered during the year to friends and family. They also marched on parade and were inspected by Reviewing Officer and 3 RCR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Will Graydon.

“I know you accomplished a lot,” said LCol Graydon. “The feedback I’ve heard from my soldiers and officers who helped you with your training is that 2642 has a very motivated cadre of young teenagers who thoroughly enjoy the challenges that cadets offers.”

He admitted being impressed by their professionalism, skill and patience. He noted parents should be proud of their children and their early steps of becoming good citizens who will no doubt help make the community and the country stronger.

“These are our future leaders,” said LCol Graydon, thanking all those who have volunteered their time to helping the cadets.

Cadets help young people mature, gain discipline and learn how to tackle life’s challenges. It combines fun activities such as pumpkin carving, rock climbing, and Christmas gift exchanges with military skills like marksmanship, First Aid and field training. Members are also very active in their community, volunteering their time and raising money for good causes.

They receive “opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime and skills that will serve them well in years to come,” said LCol Graydon.

He gave them a few words of advice to help them in their futures - with the cadets, the Canadian Armed Forces or elsewhere. They must never stop accepting challenges as quitting is the easy way out. Keep going no matter what, don’t be satisfied with the status quo or stop pushing themselves past their limits.

“Just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it is too difficult,” he said.

The event was also a chance for the cadets to receive awards for their hard work in 2015. The Top Green Star went to Lance Corporal Gabriel Beaulac, Top Red Star went to Corporal Tyler Nordin, Top Silver Star was awarded to Master Corporal Jacob Quilty and Top Gold Star was given to Sergeant Brianna Saunders.The Top Junior NCO below the rank of Sergeant went to Master Corporal Nicholas Rose while the Top Junior NCO below the rank of Master Corporal was given to Corporal Angelique Chenard.

The Top Senior NCO went to Sergeant Brianna Saunders and the Top Junior Cadet went to Lance Corporal Gabriel Beaulac.

The award for Most Improved senior cadet went to Warrant Officer Zachary Tedford, the Most Improved Junior cadet was awarded to Master Corporal Kendra Ainsworth and the Most Improved recruit was given to Lance Corporal Jonah Alyea.

For attendance, several people received an award including Lance Corporal Gabriel Beaulac, Lance Corporal Aaron George, Lance Corporal Landon Palmer, Corporal Eric Dawe, Sergeant Brianna Saunders, Lance Corporal Tristan Gillis and Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault.

Lance Corporal Tristan Gillis, Master Corporal Jacob Quilty, Master Corporal Nicholas Rose and Master Corporal Caeden McGregor all received the Best Boots Award.

The awards for Top Shot Senior went to Sergeant Luc Lessard and Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault and the Top Shot Junior was awarded to Master Corporal Nicholas Rose.

Corporal Eric Dawe received the Corps Citizenship Award, while the Town Citizenship Award went to Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault. The Best Dressed Cadet Award went to Master Corporal Jacob Quilty and Master Corporal Nicholas Rose

The Esprit de Corps Award was given to Warrant Officer Zachary Tedford. The RSM Award went to Lance Corporal Tristan Gillis while the Legion Medal of Excellence went to Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault. The Top Volunteer Award was given to Canadian Armed Forces Warrant Officer Dany Chenard.

“To you cadets of 2642, you should be very proud of yourself for what you’ve accomplished whether you just started cadets recently or have been part of it for a while, you’ve helped your corps and your community and your country,” said LCol Graydon.