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585 Rideau Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Awards Night

IMG_5547 (3) Awards Pins May 2015BY: Philippe Legere

Members of 585 Rideau Squadron Royal Air Cadets, Smiths Falls, assembled at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre May 20 to practice for their upcoming Annual Cadet Review parade scheduled for May 31.

With all the cadets on parade the squadron also took time to recognize members with awards commemorating individual achievements over the past year.

The cadets at participated in cadet competitions and squadron activities, with successes and personal achievements, while some distinguished themselves through personal commitment and demeanour.  Those included cadet range, biathlon, effective speaking and exertion competitions. As well, activities like field training exercises, their annual mess and Christmas dinners, and poppy sales in support of The Royal Canadian Legion, kept all squadron members and support staff busy since the training year began last September.

Support from Smiths Falls and surrounding communities of Perth and Merrickville is always greatly appreciated and provide added resources to the cadet program which help to enrich the cadet experience for all squadron members and support staff.  In particular, 585 Rideau Squadron presented Rob Pyefinch with a certificate of appreciation to acknowledge the financial support provided by Walmart, who once again matched the fundraising efforts of the cadets who canvassed at the Smiths Falls Walmart this past April.

This year 585 Rideau Squadron proudly awarded first year pins to Sgt. Madisen Covell, F/Cpl. Anya Rogers, Cpl. Chris Evans as well as (LACs Cameron Dumouchel, Ryan Frank, Christopher Gibson, Alex Hart, Riley Johnston, Corbett Marsh and Aidan Scharf. Two year attendance pins were awarded to F/Cpl Idreese Merhi and Cpls William McNeely and Donald Weatherall, while F/Sgt Justin Fowler was recognized for 4 years of continuous attendance.  Finally, Warrant Officers 2nd Class (WO2s) Reggie Hammond and Luke Goralczyk were acknowledged for their steadfast dedication to cadets, since first joining together in the fall of 2009, with respective six year attendance pins.

The squadron ceremony continued with the award of a bronze medallion to WO2 Reggie Hammond in recognition of his third-place finish at the Air Cadet Eastern Ontario Regional Effective Speaking Competition, held at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, this past February. Next, junior and senior squadron members were rewarded for their individual accomplishments in the fields of leadership and marksmanship, each receiving a personalized award plaque. The Junior Leadership Award was accorded to F/Cpl. Nora Bright, while WO2 Reggie Hammond received the Senior Leadership Award.  For highest proficiency with the Daisy Air Rifle, F/Cpl. Preston York was presented the Junior Marksmanship Award and WO2 Reggie Hammond the Senior Marksmanship Award. Lastly, F/Cpl Nora Bright was recognized for her exceptional attention to detail in maintaining the highest squadron standard for Dress and Deportment, while Cpl. Marc Legere was presented the 585 Rideau Squadron Spirit Award for his outstanding esprit de corps.

Additional individual 585 Rideau Squadron awards will be presented on parade at the Annual Cadet Review May 3.  The parade this year will feature a contingent of the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes & Drums and Brigadier General Robert Mazzolin as Reviewing Officer, and is open to the public.  Those attending are asked to be seated by 12:40 p.m. in the stands at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre and are invited to visit the various squadron displays and speak with the cadets and staff immediately following the parade.

Major Philippe Legere is a military volunteer with the cadets.

One Response to “585 Rideau Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Awards Night”

  1. Bianca says:

    out of the blue he wanted to be as good as the top European plyreas as a senior.I told him it would take a lot of hard work and hours of training ( he agreed ). I then set out a plan based on the plyreas around and how the Chinese looked at it.It was clear to me that to be a top player you have to be as good as your countries seniors by the time you are 15/16,to have any chance.Also 90% of young plyreas at that age can be good but there basics let them down.This is always said by the Chinese of European plyreas. So with Jordan I made sure his basics were correct ,his physical was taken on by professionals and his mental preparation was introduced at a very earliy age. He won the UK primary schools this year without dropping a game in the singles and winning 19 out of 19 in the team event. For the last year we have travelled to France to train at the French camps and they are 100% the best. Look forward to your comments . Barry


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585 Rideau Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Awards Night

IMG_5547 (3) Awards Pins May 2015BY: Philippe Legere

Members of 585 Rideau Squadron Royal Air Cadets, Smiths Falls, assembled at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre May 20 to practice for their upcoming Annual Cadet Review parade scheduled for May 31.

With all the cadets on parade the squadron also took time to recognize members with awards commemorating individual achievements over the past year.

The cadets at participated in cadet competitions and squadron activities, with successes and personal achievements, while some distinguished themselves through personal commitment and demeanour.  Those included cadet range, biathlon, effective speaking and exertion competitions. As well, activities like field training exercises, their annual mess and Christmas dinners, and poppy sales in support of The Royal Canadian Legion, kept all squadron members and support staff busy since the training year began last September.

Support from Smiths Falls and surrounding communities of Perth and Merrickville is always greatly appreciated and provide added resources to the cadet program which help to enrich the cadet experience for all squadron members and support staff.  In particular, 585 Rideau Squadron presented Rob Pyefinch with a certificate of appreciation to acknowledge the financial support provided by Walmart, who once again matched the fundraising efforts of the cadets who canvassed at the Smiths Falls Walmart this past April.

This year 585 Rideau Squadron proudly awarded first year pins to Sgt. Madisen Covell, F/Cpl. Anya Rogers, Cpl. Chris Evans as well as (LACs Cameron Dumouchel, Ryan Frank, Christopher Gibson, Alex Hart, Riley Johnston, Corbett Marsh and Aidan Scharf. Two year attendance pins were awarded to F/Cpl Idreese Merhi and Cpls William McNeely and Donald Weatherall, while F/Sgt Justin Fowler was recognized for 4 years of continuous attendance.  Finally, Warrant Officers 2nd Class (WO2s) Reggie Hammond and Luke Goralczyk were acknowledged for their steadfast dedication to cadets, since first joining together in the fall of 2009, with respective six year attendance pins.

The squadron ceremony continued with the award of a bronze medallion to WO2 Reggie Hammond in recognition of his third-place finish at the Air Cadet Eastern Ontario Regional Effective Speaking Competition, held at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, this past February. Next, junior and senior squadron members were rewarded for their individual accomplishments in the fields of leadership and marksmanship, each receiving a personalized award plaque. The Junior Leadership Award was accorded to F/Cpl. Nora Bright, while WO2 Reggie Hammond received the Senior Leadership Award.  For highest proficiency with the Daisy Air Rifle, F/Cpl. Preston York was presented the Junior Marksmanship Award and WO2 Reggie Hammond the Senior Marksmanship Award. Lastly, F/Cpl Nora Bright was recognized for her exceptional attention to detail in maintaining the highest squadron standard for Dress and Deportment, while Cpl. Marc Legere was presented the 585 Rideau Squadron Spirit Award for his outstanding esprit de corps.

Additional individual 585 Rideau Squadron awards will be presented on parade at the Annual Cadet Review May 3.  The parade this year will feature a contingent of the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes & Drums and Brigadier General Robert Mazzolin as Reviewing Officer, and is open to the public.  Those attending are asked to be seated by 12:40 p.m. in the stands at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre and are invited to visit the various squadron displays and speak with the cadets and staff immediately following the parade.

Major Philippe Legere is a military volunteer with the cadets.

One Response to “585 Rideau Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Awards Night”

  1. Bianca says:

    out of the blue he wanted to be as good as the top European plyreas as a senior.I told him it would take a lot of hard work and hours of training ( he agreed ). I then set out a plan based on the plyreas around and how the Chinese looked at it.It was clear to me that to be a top player you have to be as good as your countries seniors by the time you are 15/16,to have any chance.Also 90% of young plyreas at that age can be good but there basics let them down.This is always said by the Chinese of European plyreas. So with Jordan I made sure his basics were correct ,his physical was taken on by professionals and his mental preparation was introduced at a very earliy age. He won the UK primary schools this year without dropping a game in the singles and winning 19 out of 19 in the team event. For the last year we have travelled to France to train at the French camps and they are 100% the best. Look forward to your comments . Barry


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