St. Lawrence’s Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) 269 Endeavour held its 40th annual ceremonial review on May 12 at St. Lawrence Academy.
During the ACR, 26 cadets paraded on deck. The day began with colours and then the arrival of the reviewing party.
The Reviewing Officer was resident of St. Lawrence and former member of Canadian Armed Forces, and current member of Royal Canadian Branch 58 in Lawn Sergeant Retired Kevin Flannigan.
Also part of the reviewing party, vice-president of local branch of Navy League of Canada Mrs. Krista Pelley and Commanding Officer Lt(N) Tom Edwards.
Cadets showcased four statics (marksmanship, sail, physical fitness and seamanship), and a memories board was on display. Cadets explained things like parts of rifle, parts of a sail boat, living a healthy lifestyle and basic knots.
Cadets then carried on with three active displays: Ceremony of the Flags, a section of that display focused on Endeavour 40th training year. The drill team display, the same display that advanced to provincial drill competition in April. The final display was a fun display where cadets dressed in fishing clothes and performed a small skit and invited guests and grade six students to dance.
Just before Sunset ceremony, there were three medals presented on deck.
The Legion Medal of Excellence was won by Chief Petty First Class Hannah Lambe, the Lord Strathcona Trust Medal Fund was won by Chief Petty Officer Second Class Danny Brinson and the Navy League Medal of Excellence was presented to Chief Petty Officer First Class Hannah Lambe.
Both Lambe and Brinson are sixth-year cadets and were presented with retirement gifts.
Lambe spoke to those at the banquet and became very emotional.
“When I turned 12 I made the best decision in my life and that was to join cadets, now I don’t want it to end. In fact I will be returning in the fall to finish my cadet career,” she said.
First Year Proficiency Award: Able Seaman Sarah Stacey
Second Year Proficiency Award : Master Seaman Edmund Pelley
Third Year Proficiency Award: Petty Officer Second Class Gavin Young
Fourth Year Proficiency: Petty Officer First Class Jamie Tennant
Senior Proficiency: Petty Officer First Class Megan Hodge
Endeavour Award (Esprit De Corps): Junior cadet: Master Seaman Elena Ebbeling and Senior cadet: Chief Petty Officer First Class Hannah Lambe
Most Dedicated: Master Seaman Edmund Pelley
Top Instructor Award: Chief Petty Officer Second Class Hannah Lambe
Most Improved Cadet: Petty Officer Second Class Cyrus Beck
Weymouth Award For Best Static : Marksmanship
Cadet Of The Year (Chosen By Cadets) Chief Petty Officer Second Class Danny Brinson.
Individual Sports Award: Able Seaman Hayley Lake
Top Marksman Award: Petty Officer Second Class Gavin Young
Commanding Officers Award (Attendance, Dress and Deportment) : Chief Petty Officer Second Class Michael Slaney
The following cadets were awarded Navy League Service Awards, four-year service medals:
Petty Officer First Class Jamie Tennant
Five-year Service Clasps
Chief Petty Officer Second Class Joseph Curtis
Chief Petty Officer Second Class Michael Slaney
Petty Officer First Class Megan Hodge
Six-year Service Clasps
Chief Petty Officer Second Class Danny Brinson
Chief Petty Officer First Class Hannah Lambe