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Nelson Sea Cadet Promoted

By Contributor
November 15th, 2018

Recently, Nelson Sea Cadet Kane Cho was promoted to the 2nd highest rank in the Sea Cadet program. His new rank is Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class (CPO2).

At the same time, CPO2 Cho was also appointed as Coxswain of the corp. Coxswain is the most senior cadet in the corp.

CPO2 Cho who lives in Castlegar has been with the Nelson Sea Cadet Corp for five years. During his time with the corp, CPO Cho has been on four summer training courses, the Provincial Qualifying Regatta 3 times and spent last summer employed at Cadet Summer Training Centre Quadra. At CSTC Quadra, CPO2 Cho was teaching junior cadets how to sail.

Also that evening, two other appointments were made. Petty Officer First Class Hugh Cho was appointed as the Regulating Petty Officer and Petty Officer First Class Jordyn Crawford was appointed as the Quarterdeck Master.

81 Hampton Gray VC Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp is named in honour of Robert Hampton Gray, a native of Nelson, who was the last Canadian to earn the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in Canada.

The cadet program is open to all youth between the ages of 12-18 years old with a focus on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. Visit our Facebook page at to see their adventures!

For more information about the Nelson Sea Cadet program, please contact Lt(N) Meliisa Townsend at 250-551-8207

Quick Facts:

  • The Cadet Program is minimal cost, while uniforms and all summer training is free of cost.
  • Cadets learn to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis through citizenship and community-service activities.

Photo Caption: Nelson Sea Cadet Kane Cho receives a promotion from Lt. Millessa Townsend. — Submitted photo

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