BOTWOOD, N.L. — The RCSCC 21 Preserver Sea Cadets presented their annual review and inspection recently.
Inspecting officer retired RCMP Staff Sargent Law Power inspected the cadets and asked questions about their years in the corps and plans for summer camps.
Once the inspection was completed junior and senior drill was put on display.
A new display, the Jack Stay, was also put on with a simulation of transporting personnel or cargo from one ship to another. Cadet Dante Bellissimo played the part of a medic delivering medical equipment from one ship to another using a swing cradle.
A floatation ring from the HMSC Preserver ship was presented to the Heritage Society to display in the museum on the airbase.
Recognized for their dedication and commitment to the cadet program were former COLT(N) Jerry Thompson and his wife, Jean Thompson. They were involved with fundraising and catering duties as needed. CO Jennifer Mills remarked how these two people were two of the many parents of cadets who over the years made sure the cadet program ran smoothly.
Awards were presented to the following 21 Preserver Sea Cadets:
Best first year cadet — LS Madison Kendall
Dedication and volunteer awards — PO2 Carter Earle
Best all-around cadet — PO1 Timothy Hemeon
Best dressed cadet — PO1 Taylor Stride
BJ Elliot award/Cadet Medal of Excellence/Outstanding cadet — CPO1 Olivia Saunders
Freddie Jewer Best Guard award/Ship’s company award/Best Boots — PO1 Emily Ball
Most improved band cadet — PO2 Daniel Peckford
Most improved cadet — PO2 Samantha Penny