Sergeant Chase Lincez leads the cadet parade during their Annual Ceremonial Review
Andy Vanderplas photo
Cadets from 859 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron held their 38th Annual Ceremonial Review Parade in Blairmore the evening of June 15th. Mr. Wayne Shaw, Deputy Commander for District 6 of the Royal Canadian Legion was on hand to inspect cadets and take the salute during the parade’s march past. Mr. Shaw served for over 32 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, including over 4000 hours of flight time as a Loadmaster in the Air Force. The Annual Ceremonial Review marks the symbolic end to local training that runs between September and June. Representatives of the Air Cadet League, Squadron Sponsoring Committee, and of the Coleman, Blairmore, Bellevue and Pincher Creek Legions were on hand to help celebrate the occasion.
^ Flight Corporal Austin Pool receives the Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal on parade from Reviewing Officer Mr Wayne Shaw. Andy Vanderplas photo
^ Sergeant Chase Lincez received the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence from Petty Officer 2nd Class (Retired) Lang. Andy Vanderplas photo
Flight Corporal Austin Pool was the recipient of the 2015 Lord Strathconca Trust Fund Medal during the parade, recognizing his long and distinguished training record, a high level of physical fitness, and community service.
^ Flight Corporals Maisa Danaf and John Makin depart for summer training courses. Dan Desrosiers photo
Sergeant Sadie Bannick leads Reviewing Officer Mr Wayne Shaw during the inspection of her cadets. Andy Vanderplas photo
859 Crowsnest Squadron trains every Monday night at the Elks Hall in Blairmore from 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM, September through June for youth aged 12–18 years old. New recruits are always welcome. There is no cost to join and uniforms are provided free of charge.