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Nelson Air Cadets host Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review

By Contributor
June 25th, 2021

Last month, the cadets of 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets had a Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review.

The Annual Ceremonial Review was one of the last activities for the cadets in the 2020-2021 training year which was mostly done virtually due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Reviewing Officer for the evening was Major Keith Stewart, the Officer Commanding of Pacific Region Cadet Support Unit Air Operations in Comox, BC.

The emcee for the evening was Corporal Hope Ward, a 2nd year cadet with the squadron who also competed in this year’s Effective Speaking competition.

During the event, the cadets did two presentations.

One was the history of Nelson Airport and one show cased the virtual visitors that the squadron had over the last year.

These visitors included Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles, Major Regan Wicket the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Canadian Armed Force Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, Kate Armstrong a local author and Major (ret) Jameel Janjua an astronaut in training with Virgin Galactic.

Several Award were presented to cadets:

  • First Year Best Attendance: Leading Air Cadet Nathan Hoy
  • Second Year Best Attendance: Corporal Hope Ward
  • Third Year Best Attendance: Leading Air Cadet Christian Faragher
  • Fourth Year Best Attendance: Sergeant Natt MacIntosh
  • Best Attendance Overall: Sergeant Liam Egan
  • Lt Sinclair Award for Most Promising Cadet: “Rookie of the Year”: Leading Air Cadet Nathan Hoy
  • Nelson Kinsmen Most Improved Male Trophy: Sergeant Justice Ward
  • Salmo Legion Most Improved Female Trophy: Leading Air Cadet Elle Faragher
  • Top Female Cadet Award-Columbia Basin Trust: Corporal Hope Ward
  • Top Male Cadet Award-RDCK: Sergeant Liam Egan
  • Top First Year Cadets: Leading Air Cadets Erik White and Nathan Hoy

The entire Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review is available on the Squadron’s Facebook page.

Nelson Air Cadets will start their 2021-2021 Training on Friday September 10th.

The squadron always welcomes new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. Applications can be completed at by clicking this link.

Adults who would like to volunteer with squadron are also welcome.

Quick Facts

  • The Cadet Program is open to all Canadian youth from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socio-economic factors. The program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadian’s opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures.
  • Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada.
  • Cadets can receive High School credits for completing their training.

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