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RCSCC 21 Preserver Sea Cadets in Botwood host annual inspection and review

21 Preserver CO Sub LT Jennifer Mills presented the Best All-Around Cadet award to PO1 Timothy Hemeon.
21 Preserver CO Sub LT Jennifer Mills presented the Best All-Around Cadet award to PO1 Timothy Hemeon. - Darren Mills

BOTWOOD, N.L. — The RCSCC 21 Preserver Sea Cadets presented their annual review and inspection recently.

RCSCC 21 Preserver CO Slt Jennifer Mills presented Botwood Mayor Scott Sceviour with a flotation ring from the HMCS Preserver which the local sea cadets corps is named after. Sceviour is president of the Heritage Society and the flotation ring will be placed in the museum on the airbase in Botwood.
RCSCC 21 Preserver CO Slt Jennifer Mills presented Botwood Mayor Scott Sceviour with a flotation ring from the HMCS Preserver which the local sea cadets corps is named after. Sceviour is president of the Heritage Society and the flotation ring will be placed in the museum on the airbase in Botwood.

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.

Inspecting officer retired RCMP Staff Sargent Law Power salutes as the cadets from 21 Preserver Sea Cadet Corps paraded in front of the reviewing stand.
Inspecting officer retired RCMP Staff Sargent Law Power salutes as the cadets from 21 Preserver Sea Cadet Corps paraded in front of the reviewing stand.

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

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