1292 Senior cadets attend a Professional Development course which was held at Mewata armouries. The intent of this course was to teach the cadets to conduct youth appropriate lessons, using alternative methods of instruction. A big thank you to Capt Morgan from 2137 RCACC for inviting us to this, we all learned a lot.
MWO Curtis marches his platoon at CSTC Connaught where he is a training Sgt in charlie company. His Company was just awarded Top Company by the commanding officer during their Battalion Parade.
Congratulations to our Drill Team who finished 2nd in the 2nd Annual Spielman Cup Drill Competition held Saturday Mar 22 at Mewata Armouries. This was the Southern Zone Qualification event for the Kozar Cup Drill Competition (Provincials) that will be held at CFB Edmonton on May 3rd.
By placing 2nd the team has earned a spot in the Kozar Cup. We look forward to their continued dedication as they power onto the Provincials.
Other notable points from the Competition were:
WO Brandon Work was awarded The Pinnacle Award for Top Drill Commander at the competition.
WO Keith Bayona was awarded the 1292 Team Award for best uniform and turn out.
Congratulations to these two cadets and the team for their achievements.
On May 3 the 1292 Drill Team participated in the 2014 Kozar Cup in Edmonton. This competition coordinated by the Alberta Army Cadet League brings Army Cadet Corps from across Alberta in a Drill Competition.
After a short sleep due to a travel delay the Cadets woke up and began the day practicing routines for the competition. Due to a misunderstanding with the program outline the Cadets were informed of the need for a third routine. Taking the task in stride, the Cadets learned the routine in 90 minutes and presented it with incredible energy and determination.
Another last minute change was to drop the Rifle component of the Free Style part. The Cadets made this decision based on several factors and with the leadership of C/MWO Work they put together a third routine. They did this with 1 hr of practice time on an outdoor parade square in very cool and windy conditions. Doing this was no easy task. Mr Williams, 2Lt Badminton, Mrs Work and Mr King were extremely proud of watching them perform the 3 routines with incredible detail and presence as they “owned” that parade square. They impressed the crowd, VIPs and Judges with the sequences as their boots echoed with “thunder” as they completed each movement. They truly lived up to the Corps Motto of PERSERVERANCE.
In addition to taking TOP PLACE in the competition there were two other awards presented to members of the 1292 Drill Team:
Top Cadet was awarded to C/MCpl Fred Vivian.
For the second year in a row, C/MWO Brandon Work was presented with the MWO Fred Bottle Award as Top Drill Commander for the Competition. This also follows his winning the Pinnacle Award as Top Drill Commander at the 2014 Speilman Cup Drill Competition for the Army Cadet Southern Region.
The celebration provided by the parents and family who met the bus was greatly appreciated by the Cadets. They wish to thank you all very much for your support.