The local cadets were in fine form during the Silver City Days parade in May.

The local cadets were in fine form during the Silver City Days parade in May.

Trail cadets ready for annual review

Members of 531 Royal Canadian Air Cadets City of Trail will parade in their Annual Review Ceremony on Wednesday.

Members of 531 Royal Canadian Air Cadets City of Trail will parade in their Annual Review Ceremony (ACR) on Wednesday.

The event will include demonstrations planned and organized by the cadets themselves, including drill demonstration as well as static displays which will show the cadets involvement in flight simulation, video of past training year of the cadet training.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony that completes the local training year for the cadets. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Henry Grant, CB, DSO, Armoury, also known as the Trail Armoury, at 1990, Seventh Ave.

The Commanding Officer of 531 Trail Squadron is Lieutenant Jim Hossack and is assisted by Lt. Robert Notari, Lt. Kelly Hoglund, Officer Cadet Jade Hoglund, Officer Cadet Athena Green and volunteer instructors; Dianna Sorensen and Wayne Reddick.

The cadet Squadron Commander is Cadet Warrant Officer First Class Conner Horney.

The Reviewing Officer (RO) will be Major (Retired) Marika Szabo, CD, former area Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer – West Kootenay, Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific), Canadian Cadet Organizations National Defence.

In addition to the RO – Major (Retired) Marika Szabo, the inspecting party will include; Lt. Jim Hossack – CO of 531 Trail Squadron, Major Kevin DeBiasio – area Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer – West Kootenay (ACICO), Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific), the Air Cadet League of Canada representative – Capt (Retired) Keith Kepke, President Greg Hill and Vice President Neil Jarvie from The Royal Canadian Legion- Trail Branch 11 and the chairman of the local sponsoring committee – Mrs. Michelle Szabo.

The aim of the cadet organization is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship, and leadership; promote physical fitness; and stimulate an interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces.

Young people 12 to 18 years of age may enroll in cadets. The new training year starts Sept. 10 at the Trail Armoury. Air Cadets is sponsored by the Air Cadet League of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Forces.

For further information: Lt. Kelly Hoglund: Email: hoglundkelly@hotmail.com

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