TRITON, N.L. — The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 345 Dorset recently held its 16th Annual Ceremonial Review.
The corps, based in Triton and serving the communities of Green Bay South, had 24 cadets on parade for the inspection by retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Constable Joe Saulnier.
In his remarks to the cadets, Saulniew said he was impressed with the cadets attendance for the review and their dedication to the program. He said such a program offers many opportunities to youth.
Greetings and messages were also delivered by Don Stuckless, representing the Navy League of Newfoundland and Labrador; Pat Williams, representing the sponsoring committee; Lorna Roberts, on behalf of Frank Fudge of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 40, Springdale; Baie Verte-Green Bay MHA Brian Warr; and civilian instructor Tammy Fudge, who spoke on behalf of the Commanding Officer, Lt.(N) Lloyd Mayo.
In his absence, Mayo provided a written report stating how pleased he was with the performance of the cadets during the past year. He also extended his thanks to the staff and senior cadets for their extra efforts to the program.
Demonstrations of seamanship skills and drill were executed by the cadets, and a number of awards were presented. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Vincent received the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence as well as the 100th Anniversary award from the Navy League. Receiving the Lord Strathcona Medal as an outstanding cadet was Chief Petty Officer Phillip Roberts.
In his remarks, as outgoing chief of the corps, CPO1 Roberts credited the cadet program for the type of person he has become. He spoke of the value of the leadership skills he acquired.
The evening concluded with a reception catered by the families of the cadets.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Sea Cadets in Canada.
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