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A week with the Canadian Coast Guard

A week with the Canadian Coast Guard

Lt(N) Andrea Kroeker, Unit Public Affairs Representative — An opportunity of a lifetime knocked on the doors of 11 cadets and one Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) across B.C. this past week. The youth, all 16- to 18-year-olds, played victims of a simulated on-water incident as part of a week-long Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Training Program off the coast […]

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‘PATs’ pitching in at Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific)

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — Personnel Awaiting Training (PATs) have become a short-term solution to address personnel shortages at the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) (FDU(P)). In recent weeks, 12 Royal Military College (RMC) Cadets and seven members of Naval Fleet School (Pacific) (NFS(P)) rolled up their sleeves and worked with a litany of tasks at the […]

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Regional Inter-Divisional Seamanship Championship

More than 100 sea cadets from B.C. and the prairies, all winners of their zone competitions, gathered in Victoria for the Regional Inter-Divisional Seamanship Championship held March 21-22 at the Naden Drill Shed. Over the weekend, cadets practiced and competed in seamanship skills, from tossing heaving lines at targets, to navigation, to semaphore (communicating with […]

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Cadets compete for Jump Course

Cadets undertake mandatory fitness testing in Vernon, British Columbia. These cadets are competing for one of five spots on the Canadian Armed Forces Basic Parachutist Course. Each year, only 49 cadets across Canada are selected. While they may not all be selected, these cadets are learning about goal-setting, teamwork, enhancing their physical fitness levels and […]

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Back splice practice

BGen Paul Bury, Director General of Reserves observes a cadet practicing how to back splice during Naval Environmental Training Night at NOTC Venture Nov. 26.

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B.C. cadets show off seamanship skills

The Naden Drill Shed was a-buzz with activity on the weekend of March 22 when 88 Sea Cadets from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba gathered for the Provincial Seamanship Competition. The annual competition saw the top eight Sea Cadet Corps from across Western Canada face off in naval knowledge, ingenuity, teamwork, and seamanship. […]