Local Cadets learn the basics

Cadets from Kootenays and Boundary areas learn attend “Boot Camp”

Twenty two Cadets from the Sea and Air Cadet corps in Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks spent last weekend learning the basics of the Cadet program.  The weekend was for new cadets who have just recently joined their corps or squadron.  For most of them, this was their first full weekend with the cadets.


The cadets spent both Saturday and Sunday being taught by Senior Cadets and local Cadet Officers.  The cadets had classes on Drill, Uniform Care, General Knowledge and Air Rifle Marksmanship.

Two cadets, Cadet Noah Malenfant and Cadet Kia Thomson, both of Nelson, achieved their Level 1 Marksmanship qualification.

The cadets also participated in sports and had a paper airplane throwing contest which was won by Flight Sargent Kamryn Glaser from the Trail Air Cadet squadron.

Quick Facts

·         There are over 150 cadets in the area in 6 Corps and Squadrons in the Kootenay Boundary Region

·         There is little or no cost for the cadets to be a member of Air Cadets and Summer Training is no cost.


“It was great to meet the other cadets from the Kootenay’s.  I also enjoyed the Markmanship and the sports we did.”

Air Cadet Julien LeBlanc – Trail

“I am looking forward to learning everything about the cadet program so I can teach the new cadets in a few years.”

Air Cadet Chiara Minchin– Nelson Air Cadet who lives in Nakusp

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